Detective Constable Mahmudha Ali, from the Met's Central West Command Unit, said: 'This case highlights how third party reporting has ensured a violent domestic perpetrator can be convicted without evidence being given by the victim.'
Well, I wouldn't slap yourself on the back so soon, Mahmudha. Chances are good you'll be seeing her again.
Ms Galwin-Russell refused to give evidence against Hewitt, but he was convicted of assault by beating last month.
Hewitt, who denied the charges, was sentenced to an 18-month community order, 250 hours of unpaid work and a 25 day rehabilitation activity requirement.
Because he'll be out and she seems incapable of learning:
Police had been called to the couple's Kilburn flat three times in April over harassment claims and an allegation of criminal damage, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard.
'There is a history of domestic reports in this case between the complainant and the defendant, said Robert Simpson, prosecuting.
'There were three call-outs from arguments in April 2020, including harassment and criminal damage to the mother's property.
'They've been intermittently staying together in isolation.'