A domestic abuser from Birmingham who violently assaulted his partner, breaking her nose and hitting her with a crowbar so hard she suffered a bleed on the brain has been jailed.

Alan McMahon subjected the woman to a two-week campaign of prolonged abuse where he hit her repeatedly with a crowbar and knife, and also threw glass bottles at her and repeatedly assaulted her.

The 40-year-old abuser controlled his poor victim to such an extent that she was only allowed to see and speak with individuals who had been vetoed by McMahon.

The terrifying abuser also dictated how the woman spent her money.

One evening in October last year, McMahon carried out a sadistic attack on the woman which caused hideous injuries.

McMahon’s brutal attack – using a crowbar – left the woman with a broken nose, two black eyes and also caused a bleed on her brain.

Fearing that he would attack her with the crowbar again, the woman hid the tool. However,when McMahon was unable to find it, he attacked her with a knife jabbing her repeatedly in the leg and hand causing puncture wounds.

Seeing an opportunity to escape, the woman ran into the street where members of the public found her and flagged down a passing police car for help.

Alan McMahon used a crowbar, knife and glass bottles in his domestic violence attacks WMP
Alan McMahon used a crowbar, knife and glass bottles in his domestic violence attacks

McMahon was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

Alan McMahon of Hill Grove, Birmingham, was found guilty by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court on 13 January and jailed for three and half years in prison and given a restraining order against the victim.

Detective Constable Gareth Glass, said: “McMahon was controlling and possessive and thought he could dictate how this woman lived her life.

“When he thought he was losing control, he would threaten her with violence and assault her causing serious injuries some of which she still suffers from today.”

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