'Vile' Ebbw Vale man jailed after breaking partner's nose and killing her dog

South Wales Argus: Jailed: 'vile' man who broke woman's nose and killed dog Jailed: 'vile' man who broke woman's nose and killed dog

AN EBBW Vale man, described as “vile human being” was imprisoned after he beat his partner and broke her nose before killing her dog.

Lee Williams, 33, of Kings Street, appeared before Cardiff Crown court yesterday, after pleading guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his then partner, Jeanette Rolls.

On December 2 of last year, the court heard how Williams and Ms Rolls had been arguing.

When Ms Rolls told him to leave, Williams became angry.

He kicked her, threw her to the floor, causing her to crash into the Christmas tree and then repeatedly punched her face and head.

Prosecutor Julian Greenwood said: “She heard her nose crack.

“She feared he would go as far as killing her.”

Ms Rolls was able to grab a china ornament and hit Williams on the back of the head, giving her time to flee the flat and run to her neighbour’s across the hall.

From there police were called.

It was police who informed Ms Rolls that on entering her flat they had found her dog; a 16-year-old cross-collie, Jack, dead in the hallway.

The court heard the dog had sustained significant injuries and numerous broken ribs.

Williams had consumed eight pints of cider before the incident.

The pair had been in a relationship for around 14 months.

In a statement read to the court by Mr Greenwood, Ms Rolls said: “The first three months there was no violence.

“Then things started to change and he became jealous.

“He would check my phone and my Facebook account. I really felt I was a controlled prisoner in my own flat.

“For what he has done to me and Jack, I really hate him. I would call him a vile human being.”

Since leaving him, Ms Rolls moved to a refuge. She asked the court to impose a restraining order.

Defending, Andrew Taylor, said: “He’s deeply ashamed for what he did on this occasion.”

Williams has two previous convictions for violence, both in a domestic setting, but with a different partner.

Williams accepted responsibility for the dog’s death, but this matter was treated as an aggravating feature of the assault, instead of being dealt with separately.

Judge Eleri Rees sentenced Williams to 18 months and imposed a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting Ms Rolls in any way.

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10:42am Thu 29 May 14

DDDog1 says...

Like this man facebook really is the dregs of society.
Like this man facebook really is the dregs of society. DDDog1
  • Score: 6

11:53am Thu 29 May 14

-trigg- says...

Williams accepted responsibility for the dog’s death, but this matter was treated as an aggravating feature of the assault, instead of being dealt with separately.


All of which means that he likely received a lesser sentence than if both incidents had been prosecuted separately. In addition, there is no mention on whether Williams has been banned from keeping animals in the future.
[quote] Williams accepted responsibility for the dog’s death, but this matter was treated as an aggravating feature of the assault, instead of being dealt with separately. [/quote] All of which means that he likely received a lesser sentence than if both incidents had been prosecuted separately. In addition, there is no mention on whether Williams has been banned from keeping animals in the future. -trigg-
  • Score: 21

12:16pm Thu 29 May 14

throwy1 says...

There is nothing wrong with Facebook. In a situation like this don't give someone your Password
There is nothing wrong with Facebook. In a situation like this don't give someone your Password throwy1
  • Score: -8

12:22pm Thu 29 May 14

Floppy backed says...

This is awful - and to lose an old dog to this evil scum bag. No doubt he was horrible from the start why are women attracted to men like this? Best thing she can do is move out of the valleys and make a new start far away. Poor lady.
This is awful - and to lose an old dog to this evil scum bag. No doubt he was horrible from the start why are women attracted to men like this? Best thing she can do is move out of the valleys and make a new start far away. Poor lady. Floppy backed
  • Score: 12

12:48pm Thu 29 May 14

ollie72 says...

Funny isn't it, that these big hard men only get their kicks from hitting someone that can't fight back? I would love to meet this guy for a chat...

it's bad enough that he was mistreating his girlfriend so badly, but at least she could make the choice to leave or throw him out at any point during the relationship (and it seems that she put up with him hitting her for a year). The poor dog had nowhere to go, and it didn't choose to move the filthy coward in...

Why do women put up with these idiots?
Funny isn't it, that these big hard men only get their kicks from hitting someone that can't fight back? I would love to meet this guy for a chat... it's bad enough that he was mistreating his girlfriend so badly, but at least she could make the choice to leave or throw him out at any point during the relationship (and it seems that she put up with him hitting her for a year). The poor dog had nowhere to go, and it didn't choose to move the filthy coward in... Why do women put up with these idiots? ollie72
  • Score: 27

12:54pm Thu 29 May 14

taffymark says...

He'll have his time inside when the hard boys find out what he's in for I hope!
He'll have his time inside when the hard boys find out what he's in for I hope! taffymark
  • Score: 20

1:32pm Thu 29 May 14

CraigJo says...

"He’s deeply ashamed for what he did on this occasion.”

Of course he is! I guess he was also deeply ashamed for the two previous convictions he had for violence, both in a domestic setting, but with a different partner.
"He’s deeply ashamed for what he did on this occasion.” Of course he is! I guess he was also deeply ashamed for the two previous convictions he had for violence, both in a domestic setting, but with a different partner. CraigJo
  • Score: 13

2:01pm Thu 29 May 14

jaxartes says...

This piece of human garbage is an insult to humanity. The custodial sentence of 18 months that the court imposed was derisory and should have been doubled but ,as past history has shown us, you can get away with murder in this country. I no longer have any faith or confidence in any of the institutions that make and implement the laws that should govern our way of life in Britain today.
This piece of human garbage is an insult to humanity. The custodial sentence of 18 months that the court imposed was derisory and should have been doubled but ,as past history has shown us, you can get away with murder in this country. I no longer have any faith or confidence in any of the institutions that make and implement the laws that should govern our way of life in Britain today. jaxartes
  • Score: 9

4:51pm Thu 29 May 14

chelsea1970 says...

Social media is the brunt of most relationship break ups . Most marriage break ups and that is not including the criminal activity organised through it . I might sound callis in saying this either get rid of social media or vet whoever uses it .
Social media is the brunt of most relationship break ups . Most marriage break ups and that is not including the criminal activity organised through it . I might sound callis in saying this either get rid of social media or vet whoever uses it . chelsea1970
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Thu 29 May 14

Charlie1501 says...

I so hope he gets "looked after" whilst serving his rather meagre sentence.

14 month relationship and the first three there was no violence?..So you stayed with him for eleven months where there WAS violence?!?!?!?!
I so hope he gets "looked after" whilst serving his rather meagre sentence. 14 month relationship and the first three there was no violence?..So you stayed with him for eleven months where there WAS violence?!?!?!?! Charlie1501
  • Score: 8

9:20pm Thu 29 May 14

jaxartes says...

This is for any woman out there who has experienced physical violence even once: GET OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN!
This is for any woman out there who has experienced physical violence even once: GET OUT OF THAT RELATIONSHIP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN! jaxartes
  • Score: 8

10:57am Sat 31 May 14

The Red Claw says...

chelsea1970 wrote:
Social media is the brunt of most relationship break ups . Most marriage break ups and that is not including the criminal activity organised through it . I might sound callis in saying this either get rid of social media or vet whoever uses it .
You cannot 'un-invent' social media. Besides, it keeps the unthinking masses fully occupied.
[quote][p][bold]chelsea1970[/bold] wrote: Social media is the brunt of most relationship break ups . Most marriage break ups and that is not including the criminal activity organised through it . I might sound callis in saying this either get rid of social media or vet whoever uses it .[/p][/quote]You cannot 'un-invent' social media. Besides, it keeps the unthinking masses fully occupied. The Red Claw
  • Score: 1

11:02am Sat 31 May 14

The Red Claw says...

taffymark wrote:
He'll have his time inside when the hard boys find out what he's in for I hope!
Wishful thinking I'm afraid. The so called 'hard boys' in prison won't give a monkey’s cuss what he's done. Most ‘hard boy’ reputations are based upon attacking people from behind, who are often drunk, tied up or otherwise incapacitated. They usually also have several other cowards with them to help or to ‘hold me back’.
[quote][p][bold]taffymark[/bold] wrote: He'll have his time inside when the hard boys find out what he's in for I hope![/p][/quote]Wishful thinking I'm afraid. The so called 'hard boys' in prison won't give a monkey’s cuss what he's done. Most ‘hard boy’ reputations are based upon attacking people from behind, who are often drunk, tied up or otherwise incapacitated. They usually also have several other cowards with them to help or to ‘hold me back’. The Red Claw
  • Score: 5

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