A man has been jailed for vicious domestic abuse offences in Hove and Burgess Hill.
Matthew Pahlavan, 41, of New Church Road, Hove pleaded guilty to putting a person in fear of violence by harassment, assault, and sending communications with intent to cause distress.
There were numerous incidents between February 2023 and September 2023 which involved Pahlavan causing harm and distress to the same victim, a 41-year-old woman.
Pahlavan, an estate agent owner, would hit his victim, verbally abuse her, threaten her, repeatedly call her and track her. On one occasion, she received over 100 emails in one day from her abuser.
During an incident on 22 April in Burgess Hill, the victim returned home from work, where Pahlavan was waiting outside for her. He attempted to block her in and rammed into her car. She managed to get away but he followed her.
Police were called on 18 September and an investigation was launched.
Pahlavan was jailed for two years and handed a restraining order against the victim until 2031 when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on 22 January.
Investigating officer DC Jedrzejewska said: “Pahlavan subjected his victim to extensive abuse which is reflected by the sentence imposed by the courts. She has been supported by specialist officers throughout. The restraining order put in place by the courts will bring peace of mind to the victim.
“I’d like to thank the victim for her courage and bravery in reporting this violence and abuse and for supporting the police investigation. Without that, we wouldn’t have had this fantastic result.”