Chadderton man jailed for 15 years for 'horrific' domestic assault.
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A man from Manchester was jailed yesterday afternoon (1 March 2022) at Manchester Crown Square, years after he assaulted and threatened to kill his victim.
Aston Greenwood, (29/08/1988), of 16 Lancaster Street, Chadderton, pleaded guilty during the course of the investigation to GBH, controlling and coercive behaviour, threats to kill, and two counts of common assault against a child.
The court heard how in June 2021, Greenwood was arrested after breaking into the victim's address in the early hours of the morning where he proceeded to assault her in a harrowing sustained attack.
The victim was able to call the police after waking up to Greenwood attempting to break into her home.
While remaining on the phone to police, the victim ran into her children's bedroom where she attempted to barricade the door shut.
Greenwood then forced his way into the room and began to assault the victim in front of her children. She was repeatedly hit in the head while being kicked, punched and assaulted with objects. In addition, Greenwood then stabbed her in the eyes with a shard of glass from a broken lamp.
Police arrived and, after a brief struggle, Greenwood was arrested and detained.
Yesterday he was jailed for 15 years with a further five years that he will serve on license after serving his custodial sentence. Greenwood was also given a lifelong restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim or her children.
Detective Constable Demi Greenan, of GMPs Manchester CID, said: " Greenwood is a violent domestic abuser that has shown a clear pattern of intensifying violent behaviour.
"This was a horrific incident which left his victim terrified and fearing for her life. Our community is now a safer place with him behind bars.
"I would like to reiterate that GMP will not tolerate any type of violence against women and we will do all in our power to bring these offenders to justice.
"I'd strongly urge anyone suffering behind closed doors to report it or access services available to get the support they may need."
If you're a victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned about someone you know, please use our online reporting facility or use our LiveChat facility on our website, or call 101. In an emergency that's on-going or life is in danger, always dial 999.
Some victims may not feel comfortable speaking with the police, or may feel they need support to come forward and make a report. Greater Manchester Victims’ Services can provide independent emotional and practical support for anyone affected by crime. You can contact the service by visiting the website on https://www.gmvictims.org.uk/ or calling 0161 200 1950.