Domestic abuser who dangled ex-partner from window jailed - The Solihull Observer

Domestic abuser who dangled ex-partner from window jailed

Solihull Editorial 5th Oct, 2021   0

A JEALOUS abuser who dangled his ex-partner by her ankles from a first floor window in the first Covid lockdown has been jailed.

Rory Farrell repeatedly attacked and stabbed the woman and she endured three months of physical and psychological torment.

Farrell, 30, was sent down for 13 years at Birmingham Crown Court.

The court heard he was ‘obsessed’ and continually checked her phone and social media accounts – rendering her a prisoner in her own Birmingham flat.

On one occasion, Farrell dangled her from a first floor window by her ankles and shouted ‘Bye’ as he threatened to drop her – before pulling her back to safety.

A neighbour found the woman outside her flat in May 2020 with two black eyes and blood weeping through plasters on multiple cuts.

Doctors later found a total of nine knife slash wounds which she’d tried to treat herself.

An ambulance was called and West Midlands Police arrested Farrell later that day.

West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit (PPU) supported the woman through the investigation and she bravely spoke out about his violent assaults.

Detective Inspector Andy Bridgewater from PPU, said: “Farrell became obsessed with her and her life. He convinced himself she had been seeing other men while he was in jail and that paranoia often ended in violence.

“The woman tried reassuring him nothing had happened but in desperation told him he was right in a bid to stop the beatings.

“It must have been an awful situation to be in.

“My staff worked tirelessly to secure evidence that helped convict Farrell, while guiding the woman carefully through the process.

“We kept her safe and put her in touch with charities who could help her start to rebuild her life.”

Anyone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence should contact police on 101 or 999 if they need immediate help.

Those who are violent or abusive towards their partner can contact domestic violence charity Respect on 0808 8024040.


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