Brave mum wrote abusive boyfriends name on the wall with her own blood so police can catch him if she d!es

Brave mum wrote abusive boyfriend's name on wall in her own blood so police could catch him if she died

A brave mother who feared her abusive ex-boyfriend would kill her wrote his name in her own blood so police could catch him if she died

Emmie Dalton, 29, met Jonathan Hunt, 34, on the dating app Tinder in January 2020 and when Covid struck he moved in with her and their two children.

But when Emmie, a master's student, began studying English literature, he complained that she wasn't paying enough attention to him.

In January 2021, Hunt became secretive with his phone and she discovered he was messaging and flirting with several other women.

The pair split in October 2021, although they remained friends, but Hunt attacked Emmie after she invited him to her mother's 50th birthday party in July 2022.

Emmie has now spoken out about her ordeal after Hunt was arrested for assault.

She said: “Johnny’s brutal attack left me scarred for life and I will need corrective nose surgery in the future. But I'm a survivor and I finally got rid of him.

“On the day of the party, Johnny was charming and on his best behavior, but after everyone left and I started cleaning up, he confronted me in the kitchen, demanding to know how much I had drunk.

'His eyes glazed over when I told him I'd only had a few.'

Suddenly, Hunt punched Emmie hard in the face, dislocating her nose, before continuing to hit her.

“A metallic taste filled my nostrils and I was drenched in blood,” Emmie said.

“Terrified that he would kill me, I ducked under his arm and ran upstairs to my room, locking the door behind me.

'I thought he was going to kill me and get away with it.'

Determined not to let him escape justice, Emmie covered her finger in her own blood and wrote “John” on her bedroom wall.

When Hunt entered her room, she ran downstairs and out into the street, where he caught up with her and pushed her face into the sidewalk.

Emmie passed out, and when she regained consciousness, Hunt was gone.

She said: 'I managed to drag myself home and phone a friend, who took me back to her house. I was in too much pain to call the police and just went to bed.

The next day, Emmie went home with her friend and found Hunt sleeping in her bed. She called the police and Hunt was arrested.

Later that morning, Emmie attended Chesterfield Royal Hospital where she was treated for severe bruising and a dislocated nose and the consultant said she was lucky as she could have lost her left eye.

In February 2023, Jonathan Hunt admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and last August he was jailed for two years and 11 months at Derby Crown Court.

The judge detailed his previous convictions for 28 crimes, including convictions that arose in a “domestic context”.

Emmie says: “His sentence was terrible for what he did to me. He could have killed me.

'Now there's still blood on my wall, so I changed rooms. But it's a reminder that I didn't let that animal have the last word.


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