ISLE OF WIGHT, England — A domestic violence survivor has released shocking video of the moments before her abusive husband is arrested.
The woman, Gale Marmoy, agreed to share her story, with the permission of her husband.
She hopes it will help other victims of domestic violence.
The footage is recorded from police officers wearing body cameras.
The video starts with the moment the door was opened by Marmoy’s husband, Michael John Gregory, 77.
Gregory tries to stop officers from coming into his home and talking to his wife. .
However, officers eventually get to see Marmory and her bruised and bloody face.
“If it had been a little bit later, they wouldn’t have found me as they did they probably would have found a body,” said Marmoy.
Police arrested Gregory and he is now serving a 10-year prison sentence.
“The last time he was punching me, I thought ‘this is it’, you’re going to die tonight. I was thinking of my children, my grandchildren. He just meant to do me harm, which he did, but I didn’t realise how much harm, I was terrified,” said Marmoy.
“You’ve got a life, and you deserve that life. These people make you feel worthless, completely useless; that’s not true. They deserve the punishment, you don’t, but until you tell someone, or say it’s ‘got to stop’, it will carry on. Do what you’ve got to do, but do it sooner than I did it.”
WARNING: VIDEO BELOW IS GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING