A man has been sentenced to jail after his wife came forward to a local Women’s Aid branch to speak about the 30 years of domestic abuse she had suffered. During these 30 years. the woman in question suffered:
- Hosed down with cold water whilst standing in an out building
- Forced into the boot of a car
- Her head was stood on, resulting in black eyes.
- Hit with a plastic pipe
- Having to carry about a ‘mistake book’ to write in the things she did wrong
- Having her day planned for her in 15-minute intervals
The man in question, Robert Simmons, has admitted to 11 charges of physical and verbal abuse and has been sentenced to two years and eight months.
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If you are suffering domestic abuse, then please contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (08088010800) or visit your local Women’s Aid.
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