A 24-year-old man has been jailed for beating his 31-year-old girlfriend for months throughout coronavirus lockdown in UK.
Based on a report in Mirror, Seren and Paul Robert Morgan Richards-Keegan have been in a relationship since July 2018 and was going good for about 5 to 6 months.
However from that time onwards, she fell sufferer to Richards-Keegan’s “critical sample of violence” on her – which escalated by way of the lockdown interval of the pandemic when individuals within the UK have been ordered to remain dwelling, reported Wales Online.
The lady has now spoken out in regards to the merciless ordeal as her ex-boyfriend has been jailed.
Seren, initially from Cardiff, mentioned she felt beneath Richards-Keegan’s management and was unable to go away the connection, mentioned the report.
Each time she tried, he threatened her till she agreed to remain, she mentioned.
In January, Seren began taking footage of the accidents Richards-Keegan inflicted on her, to construct proof in opposition to him.
She mentioned: “I used to be residing in worry day and evening and each time I attempted to go away he would threaten me. I took pictures and movies as he used to inform me on a regular basis that he would kill me and put my physique up the lakes.
Richards-Keegan was sentenced at Swansea Crown Courtroom on December 22.
Hanna George, prosecuting, learn out particulars of Richards-Keegan’s actions in direction of Seren.
“A sample of great violence in opposition to Seren escalated by way of the lockdown interval of the pandemic.”
On March 30, Richards-Keegan “pulled clumps” out of Seren’s hair, hit her over her head and spat in her face, mentioned the report.
Seren tried to contact the police, however her accomplice warned her “to not say something”.
On Could 30, after a disagreement in regards to the promoting of the defendant’s bike, Richards-Keegan “grabbed [Seren’s] face and pushed her in opposition to a wall”.
The report mentioned that he beat her to the purpose that her “mouth was stuffed with blood”.
Then on June 19, he once more assaulted Seren in mattress.
“He hit her so exhausting a left hand print could possibly be discovered on her decrease again,” prosecuting counsel Ms George mentioned.
A month later, Richards-Keegan then strangled Seren as she tried to expire of the home to get assist – struggling seen marks on her neck, mentioned the report.
In August, Seren was then threatened with a machete at 1 am when she informed Richards-Keegan the connection was over. As he brandished the lethal blade, she was informed to close up and sit at midnight in case the police turned up.
George mentioned Richards-Keegan informed Seren that if she screamed, the machete would “undergo” her.
On August 22 Seren once more mustered the braveness to attempt to go away Richards-Keegan.
She mentioned she packed her luggage and didn’t decide him up from work as she normally would.
Ms George informed the court docket: “[Seren] didn’t decide him up from work and she or he locked the entrance door. He turned up on the tackle and he demanded she let him in.
“He informed her if she let him enter he wouldn’t grow to be violent. With that reassurance, she let him enter her home.
“When he entered, he misplaced his mood and she or he ran upstairs to the toilet to lock herself in. He received in, grabbed her by the throat and mentioned he would kill her. After a time period he let go and informed her to catch her breath, then he did it once more.
George mentioned neighbours grew to become conscious of the noise and appeared exterior to see what was happening.
She mentioned they described it as trying like a scene from a horror film.
Neighbours known as the police. “When police attended, she was so fearful that she didn’t totally disclose what had occurred,” George added.
After being taken to Bronglais Hospital, Seren – whose weight plummeted to simply six stone due to the stress – broke right down to medical doctors as she detailed the horrific bodily and psychological abuse she had suffered earlier than increase the braveness to go to the police, mentioned the report.
Richards-Keegan was arrested and questioned by police.
Nevertheless after being taken to Aberystwyth Police Station, and regardless of the seriousness of the scenario, he started calling members of Seren’s household to strive put stress on her to drop the case in opposition to him, mentioned the Mirror report.
However by the point the case received to court docket, the sport was up for Richards-Keegan.
Seren says she not trusts males and faces a protracted journey to heal her psychological wounds
Keegan will serve as much as half that interval in custody earlier than being launched on licence to serve the rest in the neighborhood.