A 59-year-old man has been jailed for over 13 years - after attempting to murder his wife at their home in Lowestoft last year.
Stephen Crush, of Victoria Road, has appeared before Ipswich Crown Court, where he was sentenced to 13 and a half years’ imprisonment.
Police were called by Crush himself late in the evening on Monday 9th September, when he informed the call taker that he had hit his wife with a hammer at their home in Victoria Road and he thought she may have died.
On arrival at the premises, officers discovered 39-year-old Sarah Crush inside the kitchen with a serious head injury. She was transported to Addenbrooke’s Hospital via air ambulance where she remained for several weeks, before subsequently being transferred to another hospital where she continues to receive treatment for her injuries.
Stephen Crush was arrested at the scene and charged the following day. The medical reports showed that the victim had sustained at least three blows to the head with a lump hammer.
The court also heard that Crush had a previous conviction for assaulting his wife in 2007.
Anyone with concerns regarding domestic violence - for example involving a friend or loved one - and who needs any help or advice, can contact Suffolk police by dialling 101, or calling the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247.
However, if you believe there is an immediate risk of harm to someone, or a crime is in progress, always call the police on 999.