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Woolton man jailed for nearly 10 years for domestic assault

News   •   Apr 24, 2019 16:52 BST

Detectives have today (Wednesday, 24 April), welcomed the sentencing of 50-year-old David Ellis.

Ellis of Woodvale Road, Woolton, has been sentenced to nine years and nine months after pleading guilty to a Section 18 Domestic Assault.

This follows an incident on Tuesday, 26 February when police were called to his address and found a 27-year-old woman with multiple serious injuries.

Detective Inspector Tracey Martin said: “The sentencing of Ellis today sends a strong message that domestic abuse of this nature will simply not be tolerated and that if you are a victim, there is help available for anyone who may be suffering.

“Ellis left his victim with multiple injures including fractures, a bleed on the brain and broken ribs. I would like to commend her bravery throughout this process and would hope her courage inspires anyone else out there who may be a victim in this way, to seek help.

“There is plenty of help available to anyone who may be suffering domestic abuse of any kind and together with partners agencies, we will do all that we can to support you, if you can find the courage to come forward.

“Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and we have specially trained officers who will listen to you and support you with sensitivity and compassion. Likewise, I would like to remind you to look out for families, friends or neighbours that may be suffering. By contacting us you could be helping someone who is too afraid to help themselves. Everything you tell us is taken extremely seriously and will be investigated thoroughly.

“If you want to report domestic abuse, get in contact – you can call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also seek specialist support via the confidential 24-hour National Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.”