Domestic violence victim speaks out about horrific ordeal
A victim of domestic violence has spoken of her horrific ordeal at the hands of her abusive boyfriend that left her fearing for her life.
Kasey Singh, a 27-year-old welder, mentally and physically abused a 31-year-old mother-of-two from Sutton.
The woman, who asked not to be named, described how she thought she could trust Singh, who was initially a loving partner, and entered into a relationship with him in November 2012.
However, over the next few months his victim was left fearing for her life as he became increasingly violent.
The woman thought she was going to die and told police officers: "I thought just do it. I couldn't take it anymore.I told him I wanted to write a farewell letter to my children before he ended my life."
The woman was not pregnant but he told her: "You might be pregnant with my baby - shall I punch it out of you?"
One night he left her in a Croydon nightclub, without any money, so she had to walk home alone and then turned up at her flat threatening to kick down the door.
Singh punched her in the eye and after she fell to the ground kicked and punched her in the face and head.
When he realised what he had done Singh began to vomit and asked her to comfort him because he was upset.
However, he flipped back to aggressive as she tried to get away from him, punching her several times in the face.
He tried to bite her before head butting her and said: "Stop crying otherwise I'm going to bite your ear. Shut up or I'll snap your neck. Do you know how easy it would be?"
The next day the woman took herself to hospital, after he left for work, to find the ligaments in her jaw were damaged and it was thought she had a broken cheek bone.
Fortunately a friend managed to persuade her to report him to the police.
Singh visited her again being verbally abusive and threw a remote control at her. He left her home making a throat slitting gesture and said: "I'll gladly do time for it. Prison is easy."
Singh initially denied the assault. However, at Croydon Crown Court on May 30, 2013, Singh, of Elm Grove, Sutton, was sentenced to 22 months in prison after pleading guilty to ABH. He was given a restraining order for protection from harassment and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100.
After being released from prison, on January 23 this year, he returned to the woman's address but left after he realised she had a male friend staying over. The police were told and he was returned to prison on February 9.
PC Fay Washington, of Sutton's community safety unit, said: "I would encourage all victims to seek help as early as possible as this will make you safer. The police have specialist officers and support workers to help victims. Victims of domestic violence need to know that help is available and they don't have to suffer in silence."
Police have named-and-shamed Kasey Singh in a new police initiative aimed at building a culture of ‘no tolerance’ towards domestic violence.
The campaign will see police name and shame individuals convicted of domestic abuse.
Police want to send a message to perpetrators that they might be the next individual to be named and shamed.
There are around 2,800 domestic violence incidents reported to police in Sutton each year.
Sutton has a One Stop Shop providing a range of free services for those suffering from domestic violence at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton, every Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am. For information call 020 7801 1777. Police are encouraging victims in immediate danger to call them on 999.
Volunteers are being sought in Sutton and Merton to help adults, young people and children who have experienced domestic violence.
The newly launched initiative called ‘Helping Hands Project’ is being run by Sutton Women’s Aid and Jigsaw4u (Merton) and is being supported for its first four years by money from the national lottery.
Volunteers will provide practical support such as helping victims settle into a new area by establishing local community links and accessing local services. They will befriend victims to help prevent family breakdown.
In addition, volunteers will support victims when charges have been brought against perpetrators and will help them through police interviews and court appearances.
Volunteers do not necessarily have to have any particular experience of domestic violence, just a desire to help and support a vulnerable person.
For more information contact 020 8401 6156, or email email@example.com
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