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Woman jailed for abusing her male partner

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On behalf of Alker Ball Healds Solicitors posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, November 4, 2016. 

A woman was jailed after she was found guilty of physically assaulting her male partner over a period of several months. The victim of the abusive relationship is now a spokesperson for the ManKind Initiative, a charity whose aim is to help those who are the victims of domestic violence. Residents in the Greater Manchester area can hear the details of the man's experience at an event that is being held in Walsall at Bescot Stadium on Nov. 16.

The businessman was subjected to a number of physical assaults over a period of 18 months by his partner and suffered severe injuries including a fractured skull, a broken nose and cheekbones as well as other injuries. She was found guilty of committing grievous bodily harm in 2009 after she burned him with an iron when he refused to have sexual relations with her. The 45-year-old woman was sentenced to seven years in jail for her crimes and has now been released.

The issue of violence in the home where the victim is the male partner is often ignored, and the man in this case has received encouragement for choosing to talk publicly about his experiences. Supportive comments on social media have condemned all domestic violence and have praised him for his bravery in talking about the subject of household abuse to raise public awareness, especially in situations where the victim is male.

Violence in the home may not only affect the parties directly involved, but also their families. Raising public awareness of the issue allows victims to get the support they may need and allow them to receive advice to help them through this time of crisis. A solicitor experienced in family law may be able to suggest remedies to address the situation.