Violent Strangling: Man Jailed for Three Years After Attack in Village

Lincolnshire, England – In a disturbing case of domestic violence, a man from North Brink, Wisbech, was sentenced to over three years in prison for violently strangling his partner on two separate occasions and attempting to assault her with a brick.

The incident took place on July 17, 2023, when William Gray, 31, was at his partner’s residence in Wisbech. An argument ensued, prompting the victim to ask him to leave. Gray responded by assaulting her, grabbing her by the throat, and pushing her against a wall, before continuing the attack in a bedroom.

Despite managing to push Gray out of the house and locking the door, the victim’s ordeal did not end there. Gray threw a brick at a fence and attempted to break down the door. When the victim opened the door to prevent damage, Gray pushed her back into the bedroom and tried to strike her in the face with the brick.

Although the victim sustained minor injuries, she was able to defend herself, prompting Gray to eventually leave the scene. However, he later returned and damaged property before fleeing before the authorities arrived.

Gray was apprehended in Greatford, a village near Stamford, on December 12, 2023. Subsequently, he appeared in Cambridge Crown Court on May 24, 2024, where he was convicted of intentional strangulation, actual bodily harm, making threats to kill, and criminal damage. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison and received a 10-year restraining order.

Detective Sergeant Lee Lombardo of Cambridgeshire Police denounced Gray’s actions, emphasizing the importance of holding perpetrators of domestic abuse accountable. Lombardo expressed hope that the significant sentence imposed on Gray would bring some peace of mind to the victim.

Overall, this case serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive issue of domestic violence and the crucial role law enforcement plays in seeking justice for victims and combating such heinous acts within our communities.