Faye thought she was having a good night and she ended up in the hospital. At 36, this resident of Leeds was the victim of domestic violence while celebrating New Year’s Eve with her companion. “The attack came completely out of the blue, just minutes after the midnight countdown, and I thought he would kill me,” she recalled. Aged 40, her companion violently attacked her, strangled her, punched her numerous times and stuck his thumbs in her eyes. Taken to the hospital quickly, Faye had bruises on her body and a fractured eye socket. If she wanted to publicize her story, it was to warn other women because although he had an angry temper, Benjamin had never assaulted her before.

“My advice to other women would be to be careful of the man they’re dating. Make sure you’re safe. A quick Google search could save your life,” the young woman explained. And to come back to his story with his ex-companion. The ex couple first met when Faye and Benjamin were teenagers working at Morrisons supermarket in the city of Leeds. Five years ago, both single, they found each other on social media and got together on Christmas Day 2017. “It was going well between us. Ben could be a little too intense, a little worried. We had ups and downs, but our relationship was good,” said the mother of two. But at the end of 2021, Benjamin was becoming more and more scary…

“I thought he was going to kill me”

“On December 31, we went to the restaurant and had beers, and we were in a very good mood. We went home and watched TV, she confided. Just before the countdown, Ben went to the bathroom and we missed our midnight kiss. He reappeared about ten minutes later and he seemed really agitated.” Benjamin then threw himself on Faye. “I couldn’t breathe. I was choking and I could taste blood. He pulled me to the ground and repeatedly punched me in the face. I thought he was going to kill me, she said. described. He punched me 10 times and I begged him to stop. I begged him to let me see my kids again.” The mum then managed to escape from their home for treatment. Arrested, Benjamin was sentenced to a prison term of two years and 10 months.

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