Jailed: Harry Wilshire

A Nottinghamshire man has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison after a string of violent and malicious attacks on a woman.

Harry Wilshire, formerly of Sand Lane in Beesthorpe, Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today.

The 46-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm, false imprisonment, stalking by putting a woman in fear of violence, arson being reckless as to endangering life and possession of a shotgun without a licence.

Wilshire’s victim suffered from a violent attack where she was kicked, beaten and imprisoned in her own home. She tried to barricade herself in her bathroom but he broke the door down and left her with bruising and swelling to her body and head.

He then started stalking her, following her, monitoring her movements, social media accounts and contact with others. He slashed her car tyres, broke windows, cut the oil pipe in her central heating system and made a fake Facebook profile to send her threats.

Alongside the prison sentence, Wilshire was given a 10 year restraining order.