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Warning graphic and upsetting: Terrifying domestic violence footage released

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Shocking domestic violence footage has been released showing a woman being hurled down the stairs by her violent partner has been released to encourage other victims to seek help.

Due to the brutality of the attack, she spent time in intensive care undergoing four weeks treatment in hospital.

The brave lady within the footage who does not wish to be named requested police release the CCTV image which shows her brutal attack.

Police were alerted to a row between the couple on the stairwell of a multi-occupancy house in Frances Road, Erdington on the evening of Tuesday 20 December.

On arrival a 47-year-old woman was found unconscious on the floor and officers had to physically restrain her partner from stepping on her in an effort to leave.

The woman (who has agreed for this footage to be released) had been dragged by her hair from their room, viciously beaten and thrown down the stairs.

During the attack, she suffered a broken back and can now only walk with the aid of crutches.

She hopes that by allowing you to see the video it will help others break the cycle of abuse.

Mark Power aged 37 threw his girlfriend down the stairs three times during the attack which happening in their Birmingham flat

For the attack, he was jailed for 10 and a half years. after he admitted the charge of wounding with intent.

Jailing him Judge Avik Mukherjee also made a lifetime restraining order, banning him from contacting the victim.

Police Constable Beth Spence, from the Public Protection Unit, said: “Power had little choice but to admit his guilt after CCTV footage showed the true horror of the injuries he inflicted on his then girlfriend.

“She suffered fractures to her pelvis, eye socket and the back of her head as well as multiple bruises, a split lip and wobbly teeth. She continues to recover from her ordeal.

“We hope that the lengthy sentence given to Power helps her come to terms with the assault and reassure her that he will be behind bars for some considerable time.”

If you are suffering domestic violence in silence please call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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