A man assaulted a woman and insulted hotel staff


09:58 30 June 2022

A man assaulted a woman and insulted hotel staff in Cambourne.

The incident happened on December 4, 2021 at the Cambridge Belfry Hotel and Spa.

James Willis, from March, spent the evening drinking with a woman in the hotel bar.

The 30-year-old became increasingly vocal and verbally assaulted two staff members.

The woman then challenged his behavior.

Later, Willis argued with the woman about how she talked to him.

He threatened her, grabbed her by the throat, threw her across the room and closed the door so she couldn’t escape.

Hotel staff came to the woman’s aid when they heard screams coming from the room.

With his victim now safe, Willis took his keys from his coat pocket and left the scene in his vehicle.

James Willis, of Fisherman’s Drive, March, admitted to using threatening, abusive or insulting words, assaulting by beating, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and driving without insurance.

He appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Monday June 27, where he was jailed for 20 weeks and banned from driving for 18 months.

Constable Jake Weldon, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: ‘Willis’ behavior towards hotel staff was disgusting.

“When the victim rightly challenged him about this, he was put through a terrible ordeal.

“She was terrified as he threatened and assaulted her.

“I would like to commend the hotel staff who came to her rescue and in doing so prevented the form of attack from continuing.

“I’m glad he has now faced justice.”

You can find help and information about domestic violence on the Cambridgeshire Police website.


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