Vi­cious brute jailed for six years for GBH

Vic­tim ‘saved’ after wit­ness made a 999 call

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A VI­O­LENT man who slashed his for­mer part­ner across the face with a carv­ing knife has been jailed.

An­thony LeSurf, 35, of Ro­seville Road, Hayes, was sentenced to six years’ im­pris­on­ment at Isle­worth Crown Court for com­mit­ting griev­ous bod­ily harm (GBH) with in­tent. He has also been given a sixyear re­strain­ing or­der to pro­tect his vic­tim.

At about 10.30pm on Sun­day, May 18, LeSurf barged his way into the Hayes home of his for­mer part­ner and sub­jected her to a vi­o­lent at­tack last­ing sev­eral min­utes.

The court heard how LeSurf tried to stran­gle the woman and held a carv­ing knife to her throat while he shouted at her.

He then stabbed the woman in her right cheek and threat­ened to slit her throat.

The woman was kicked and punched in the head and body by LeSurf un­til po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived, fol­low­ing a 999 call made by some­one who over­heard the at­tack.

LeSurf was im­me­di­ately ar­rested. The vic­tim was taken to hos­pi­tal with fa­cial in­juries, abra­sions and bruises to her body.

She re­ceived treat­ment, in­clud­ing stitches to her face. Although she is re­cov­er­ing, she has been left with fa­cial scar­ring.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Stephen O’Con­nor, of Hilling­don CID, said: “LeSurf ’s appalling ac­tions and the over­whelm­ing ev­i­dence against him have been recog­nised by the courts and he will now be serv­ing a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time be­hind bars.

“The level of vi­o­lence that the vic­tim en­dured is shock­ing and I have no doubt that the in­juries may have been life-chang­ing or even fa­tal had the po­lice not in­ter­vened that evening.

“Tack­ling do­mes­tic abuse re­mains a pri­or­ity at Hilling­don and we are build­ing our re­la­tion­ships with those who are af­fected to in­crease con­fi­dence, and en­cour­ag­ing di­a­logue and in­tel­li­gence to help us re­move vi­o­lent of­fend­ers from our com­mu­ni­ties.

“We en­cour­age any­one who would like to speak to us about do­mes­tic abuse to call 020 8246 1570. All calls will be treated with the high­est level of sen­si­tiv­ity and con­fi­den­tial­ity.”

LeSurf ad­mit­ted griev­ous bod­ily harm with in­tent at Isle­worth Crown Court on Au­gust 22. Two fur­ther of­fences of threats to kill and crim­i­nal dam­age were or­dered to lay on file.

Turn to page 14 for the sec­ond of our two-part spe­cial re­port on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

■ VI­O­LENT: An­thony LeSurf ad­mit­ted one charge of GBH with in­tent; two fur­ther of­fences will re­main on file

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