A 33-year-old man has been jailed for more than two years after violently attacking a woman in her home in Ruthin.
William James Machin, of River Street, Rhyl appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court today (Thursday, October 19th) after admitting intentional suffocation, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and criminal damage.
Machin, who was on police bail with conditions not to contact the victim at the time if the incident, was today sentenced to two years and one month in prison.
The incident happened on the afternoon of Sunday, August 6th, when Machin punched the victim to the face before pulling her up off the floor and further attacking her.
After placing a cushion over the victim’s face as she struggled to breath, he went on to cause significant damage to her property.
He was arrested 15 minutes later and was remanded into custody until his sentencing today.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Mike Taggart said: “As with all cases of domestic abuse, a thorough investigation took place following this shocking incident to ensure a positive outcome and the sentence that has been received today.
“This case involved a sustained violent assault on a vulnerable victim, and I commend her for her remarkable courage throughout the investigation.
“If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence and can find the courage to come forward, please get in touch with us. We have dedicated officers who are specially trained to support you.
“We are committed to pursuing anyone who commits violence against women and girls, and we will continue to bring offenders to justice.