Domestic violence: Details of woman’s brutal abuse, stabbing of boyfriend emerge
Shocking images of the horrific moment an abused man was discovered “10 days from death” after being stabbed by his abusive ex have emerged.
Alex Skeel, 22, recently spoke out about being attacked with a bread knife and battered with a hammer by his girlfriend Jordan Worth during a three-year catalogue of sickening abuse.
He was also starved to just 44kg by the controlling 22-year-old, who told him what to wear and isolated him from friends and family.
As the abuse turned more violent, Worth poured boiling water on the dad of her two kids and knocked his tooth out with a hairbrush.
The British woman has now been jailed for seven-and-a-half years at Luton Crown Court after admitting grievous bodily harm and coercive controlling behaviour.
Officers had been called to the house by neighbours who heard a fight and found an injured Alex with a towel wrapped around his arm on the stairs.
‘HE’S HURT HIMSELF’
Worth calmly told police her boyfriend had “hurt himself” and suffered from a medical condition that caused him to have “bouts of self-harm”.
But suspicions were raised when Worth walked injured Alex out of hospital when he was due to go into surgery.
Opening up about the abuse, Alex said: “It was in the middle of the night. I was trying to stop her getting in the bathroom because I’d had enough.
“I stood on the toilet and she went to go for my head. She started panicking a little bit. I just remembered sitting there, and we tied it up with a football sock or something, tied it up really tightly.
“The next thing the police knock on the door.”
Second bodycam footage also shows Sgt Ed Finn attending the home after another domestic report in 2017.
The officer said: “As soon as I saw him in the light of day, the state of him to be honest, the countless injuries all over his body, the fact he had these horrible dirty clothes on. He was pale, thin. I thought this is what I think it is … he’s being abused.”
Sgt Finn took Alex upstairs with the footage showing him asking Alex about the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of his ex-girlfriend.
TEN DAYS TO LIVE
He says: “Dude, have you been assaulted or anything like that?”
Alex replies: “No, no assault, nothing, it was just arguing. We’re just so stressed out.”
Sgt Finn asks: “Are you 100 per cent sure Alex?”
Alex replies: “Yes. I’m 100 per cent sure.”
When alone in the police officer’s car, brave Alex opens up about the three years of abuse he suffered as Worth is arrested on suspicion of assault.
Medics who checked him over said he only had 10 days to live and was suffering from hydrocephalus — a build-up of fluid inside the skull — caused by the blunt objects hit to his head.
‘THERE WAS A LOT OF BLOOD’
In chilling police interviews, Worth recalled how she knifed her boyfriend with a bread knife.
She said: “I was holding the knife. I just wanted him to come in the house. It was a big one from the kitchen.
“I don’t think it went that far, but it did. There was a lot of blood.”
Worth also revealed how she hit Alex with a hairbrush — causing him to lose a tooth — and told officers she battered him with a hammer that “never hurt him”.
She said: “Whenever we’ve had an argument in the car, I’ll just grab my hairbrush that’s on the side and I’ll just sort of hit him wherever I can.”
THREE YEARS OF ABUSE
Alex’s horrific ordeal was exposed in the BBC show Abused By My Girlfriend, which was narrated by the brave dad.
In it, he reveals how he felt like he couldn’t escape after meeting Worth through friends in June 2012.
Alex was smitten but Worth’s controlling behaviour soon crept in, and the pair constantly argued.
They broke up after Worth snapped his SIM card in half, but she dropped the bombshell she was pregnant and gave birth to their son in May 2014.
Alex tried to keep away from Worth but wrongly believed motherhood had changed her, and they soon moved in together.
But Worth began to control his life once more and cut off contact between Alex and his family and friends by controlling his phone and social media accounts.
She also played sick mind games and once lied to him about his beloved grandad dying — leaving him in tears.
Another time, during a trip to Winter Wonderland, Worth forced Alex to consume a pack of sleeping pills — and he had no idea how he got home.
Worth’s mental abuse grew more violent, and she stopped Alex from eating, forcing him to just exist on scraps until he lost 19kg.
She also hit his shins and head with a hammer, struck his legs and hands with knives and poured boiling water on his arms and back as he slept.
She would use any weapon — a glass bottle, bits of wardrobe, a football pole snapped in half and even a hairbrush.
Recalling one attack, Alex said: “We went out and everything seemed OK. And she said, ‘Right, that’s it’ and picked up her hairbrush and went full-on whack. My tooth was near enough off.
“I had no money, I didn’t drive, so in the end I just ripped the tooth out.”
Alex hoped the arrival of baby daughter Iris in May 2017 would end the violence, but a month later, she poured a kettle full of boiling water on him.
“I was backed into the corner upstairs,” he recalls. “She lifted the lid up and threw it. I screamed … full-on screamed.”
Alex has opened up about his nightmare abuse to encourage other victims to come forward.
He said: “You’re far more of a person if you speak out.
“You’re only going to get better if you talk about it.”
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Originally published as Abusive girlfriend’s horrible act