Croydon man who throttled partner until she blacked out in ‘unprovoked attack’ jailed for five years

A Croydon man who throttled his partner until she was unconscious, gagged her and then tied her hands has been jailed.

Anthony Stubley, 50, of Lower Coombe Street, pleaded guilty to one charge of grievous bodily harm with intent at Croydon Crown Court on June 8.

He was sentenced the same day to five years and four months in prison.

The court heard how on September 14 2014 Stubley and his partner, a 51-year-old female, were at their home when Stubley launched an unprovoked attack.

He grabbed her and put both hands around her throat, he then choked her until she was unconscious.

When she awoke she had been gagged and her hands were tied.

After the ordeal Stubley untied the victim and she was able to call her family who collected her from the address. The victim later reported the assault to police.

Stubley was arrested and subsequently charged with the assault on September 17 2014.

Detective Constable Andrew Brown, from Croydon’s Community Safety Unit, said: “Stubley has been convicted of a violent domestic assault against his partner.

“He will be in custody for a substantial period of time and we hope that the victim can move on from this violent incident.

“We would urge anybody in an abusive relationship to take action.

Either call the police or get in touch with the National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

There are people there who can help you and we will take positive action to support victims of domestic abuse, as we have done in this case.”

You can contact police by calling 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency. Contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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