Woman feared for life dur­ing at­tack


AWOMAN feared for her life dur­ing a ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack by her thug ex-boyfriend.

Christo­pher Greenwood, 24, re­peat­edly kicked the young woman in the head and body dur­ing an ex­plo­sion of vi­o­lence, a court heard.

Dur­ing the bru­tal as­sault he dragged her around by the hair, slammed her against the wall and as she begged him to stop told her ‘you’re not go­ing any­where’, the hear­ing was told.

In a state­ment read out in court the vic­tim said she fears she would have been killed if two peo­ple hadn’t dragged him away.

The at­tack in Mac­cles­field on De­cem­ber 6 came a week af­ter an­other in­ci­dent where Greenwood punched and head­but­ted the same vic­tim.

At Ch­ester Crown Court, Greenwood, of Ken­dal Road, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm, com­mon as­sault and breach­ing a re­strain­ing or­der.

Judge Recorder Neville Bid­dle jailed him to two years and six months.

The court heard that the former cou­ple’s re­la­tion­ship started in their teens but turned ‘toxic’ and re­sulted in Greenwood be­ing jailed for as­sault­ing her in 2014.

Wil­liam Hing­son, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “There was a de­gree of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and on Novem­ber 29 the vic­tim ar­ranged to meet Greenwood in Mac­cles­field.

“He was in drink and be­came abu­sive ac­cus­ing her of be­ing un­faith­ful.

“He pushed the vic­tim then punched up­per arm.

“He pre­vented the vic­tim from leav­ing by bearhug­ging her and head­but­ted the back of her head.”

Ex­actly a week later police were called to Greenwood’s prop­erty af­ter re­ports of ‘an ar­gu­ment and then smash­ing’.

Mr Hing­son said: “The wit­ness saw Greenwood drag­ging the vic­tim around by the hair, slam­ming her against the walls and say­ing ‘you’re not go­ing any­where’.

“The vic­tim was cry­ing hys­ter­i­cally. to the

“She was scream­ing for him to stop hurt­ing her.

“She was ly­ing on the floor and he be­gan kick­ing her re­peat­edly in the head and body.”

In her state­ment she vic­tim said: “I feel ter­ri­fied that he will beat me un­til I am dead.”

Rachel White, de­fend­ing, de­scribed the re­la­tion­ship as ‘toxic’ adding: “The de­fen­dant lost his tem­per be­cause of in­sults.

“He has learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and strug­gles with his emo­tions and to con­trol his tem­per.

“He is sorry.”

Mac­cles­field Boys U12s were one of the club’s suc­cess­ful teams this sea­son

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