Vicious brute jailed for six years for GBH
Victim ‘saved’ after witness made a 999 call
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