A CONVICTED domestic abuser was able to batter another woman after dodging a Clare’s Law check by changing his name.
Mum-of-two Lyndsey Yarwood, 35, got engaged to Oliver Cox, 33, several months after they met on dating website Plenty of Fish.
But the hairdresser got a message on Facebook in late 2018 from his ex-girlfriend, urging her to “look into his past”. Lyndsey asked cops to run checks under the Domestic Violence Closure Scheme.
Also known as Clare’s Law, it allows police to disclose details of a partner’s history of violence.
Cox’s check came back clean, but a month later the ex-boxer — who has sparred with champ Ricky Hatton — punched Lyndsey in the face twice on a night out.
He had previously changed his name to Bart Milben, which she thinks allowed him to dodge checks. Cox, of Portsmouth, admitted assault and got an 18-week suspended sentence and two-year restraining order.
Lyndsey, of Melksham, Wilts, later discovered Cox — an extra in Peaky Blinders and Corrie — was convicted of assaulting ex Rosie Benson.
Cops are reviewing their handling of Lyndsey’s Clare’s Law request.
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