Woman’s bruises from abusive ex were so severe they had police in tears UK News
A tiny woman has been left with horrific bruises all over her body after being viciously attacked by her abusive 23 stone boyfriend.
Jessica Davies was just 15 and still in school when she started dating Thomas Parry, then 21, who at 6ft tall towered over her 5ft 3in frame.
But not long after their relationship began, Jessica says, she had been subjected to controlling behavior for nearly eight years, leading her to “think he was going to kill me.”
She first tried to leave Parry at the age of 19 but was convinced to go back to him after he promised her he had changed.
But he resumed his violent behavior shortly thereafter, culminating in a horrific attack last August that was sickening even to hardened police officers.
After an altercation at her father’s 70th birthday party, Parry slapped Jessica in the face and stomped on her body after they returned home while their two-year-old son was sick with chickenpox in a nearby bedroom.
Horrific images of the attack show Jessica’s legs, arms and back bruised so badly that there is barely any skin on her left limb.
Ms Davies, now 23, told The Sun: “He grabbed my hair and started banging my head on the sofa.
“He spat and kicked me with his sneakers and I was semi-conscious at one point.
“The pain was so terrible my body went numb.
“My body was black and blue all over from the bruises. He slapped my face so hard that blood spurted out of my nose.
“When I saw myself in the mirror, I hardly recognized myself. He hit me so hard – I could barely walk and was in so much pain. I was in absolute agony.’
She eventually escaped the home by running out the door when Parry wasn’t looking and showed the photos of her horrific injuries to her family, who immediately contacted the police.
The pictures of her bruises were so bad that one of the police officers investigating the case was moved to tears when he saw them.
“I really thought he was going to kill me. He was a huge man.
“He was absolutely wild and tried to dehumanize me in every way he could. He told me nobody could stop him.
“Then he kept me inside for two weeks so no one could see my bruises and forced me to tell my family I had Covid so they couldn’t visit him.”
Jessica had previously obtained a restraining order against Parry when she was 19 after he allegedly hit her on the head.
In the wake of the ordeal, she has now boldly spoken out about her traumatic ordeal to raise awareness of domestic violence.
She had also warned women to look for red flags in relationships to ensure they can stay safe.
Ms Davies said it may be the controlling behavior she experienced early in their abusive relationship, such as alienating friends and family, having her phone taken away and demands from Parry on what to wear.
Parry was sentenced to four four years in prison at Cardiff Crown Court in March, with half his sentence served on a licence.
The court heard he had 14 prior convictions, including assault.
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