A man has been jailed for assaulting a woman and attempting to pervert the course of justice by offering her money and threatening her. 

Nigel Moore Prescod, 44, of Gordon Avenue in Hornchurch, appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday (June 3) after he was convicted of assault by beating and attempting to pervert the course of public justice. 

The offences took place against a woman in Woolwich in March and April this year, court documents state. 

Prescod “did a series of acts namely send the victim money, threaten her with violence and attempt to take her away from London”, according to court documents. 

Judge Philip Shorrock sentenced Prescod to two years and three months in prison. 

He will likely be released automatically halfway through that sentence and will spend the remaining time on parole.