Jail for man who repeatedly stamped on ex-partner in Cambridge
A man who repeatedly stamped on his ex-partner at her Cambridge home in a “horrific” attack has been jailed.
Mitchell Audley-Ellis, 24, breached a restraining order preventing him from contacting her when he let himself into the house on November 30.
He grabbed and smashed the victim’s phone, slapped and punched her in the head then dragged her to the kitchen by her hair.
While the victim lay defenceless on the floor, Audley-Ellis repeatedly stamped on her legs and ribs, shouting: “We are going to do this all day until your legs and arms are broke.”
Eventually breaking free, the woman climbed out of the living room window and flagged down a passing car. The driver called police, who found Audley-Ellis still in the house.
Audley-Ellis, of no fixed abode but from the Cambridge area, admitted charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, breach of a restraining order, criminal damage and breaching a suspended sentence.
He was jailed for 30 months at Peterborough Crown Court.
Det Con Paul Evans said: “This was a horrific attack that could have been much worse had the victim not managed to escape.
“I would like to applaud the quick-thinking actions of the member of the public who reported the incident, allowing officers the opportunity to arrest Audley-Ellis at the scene.”
Victims of domestic abuse can contact police on 101 or call the national domestic violence helpline on 0808 2000 247. For advice, visit cambs.police.uk/domesticabuse.
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