An assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person or, in some specific legal definitions, a threat or attempt to commit such an action. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal and/or civil liability.
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"I was banging on windows, screaming. Every time I'd scream, he'd put his fist in my throat - I couldn't Breathe . "
Bethany Marchant was subjected to a violent attack by her then-partner Stefan Carr.
Bethany , 24, says she is speaking out to encourage others to seek help if they're in a violent relationship.Bethany with her ex-partner Stefan Carr
Bethany and Stefan had been together for seven months.
She says there were "No Warning signs" that he was a violent man and he was "charming and so kind" to her.
A long argument turned into a sustained series of attacks on Bethany - which were caught on the CCTV at his home on 5 May.
"He locked the door, took my phone off me, he would suffocate me, strangle me," Bethany says.
"This went on for hours until eventually he got a ready-made noose from a chest of drawers and hung me from the door for three minutes. "
She says he dropped her to The Floor and she "was vomiting everywhere".Carr's house was covered by CCTV cameras he had installed which recorded his Assault Assault And One of attempted Assault
"It didn't feel like closure. I thought immediately I would feel better and I didn't. "
But she adds "it was a relief" and that "a big weight had been lifted".
"I'd been holding it in since May, it was nice to finally have my say. "
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