A violent thug who repeatedly punched his partner in the head before holding a knife to her throat and threatening to kill her has been jailed.
Michael Craven, 29, inflicted the “barrage of violence” on his partner in November 2021 after she confronted him about messages she found on his phone following a night of drinking.
He appeared in Manchester Crown Court last week, where the court heard how Craven pinned his victim to the bed and punched her, before putting his arm around her neck and threatening her with a knife.
He then smashed a beer bottle and held it over her, before beginning to self harm and taking pills. His victim escaped to a friend’s house, who then drove her to hospital, after a “prolonged and persistent assault”. READ MORE:Judge issues withering assessment of Rebekah Vardy as she loses High Court libel battle against Coleen Rooney In a statement to the court, his victim said she “did not think for a second” that her attacker had “the empathy” to realise the impact of his actions on “the women you prey on”. “The physical injuries have faded.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk