A victim of domestic violence from Hull says she wants everyone to know what her former partner did to her.

Julie Holiday, 53, of east Hull, says she put up with around ten years of abuse from Thomas Jackson, 54, through fear.

However, enough was enough for Julie when horrific attacks in August and September last year left her scared she was going to be killed.

Jackson, formerly of Marlborough Avenue, west Hull, was sentenced to two years in prison for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault by beating and two counts of criminal damage in March.

But as the days tick down to Jackson’s release date Julie fears he will try to step back into her life.

She said: “He is a drinker. He is well-known in the pubs for causing trouble by being aggressive. With me he was aggressive, especially in drink.

“There was on and off violence through the years and I had to call the police a number of times.

“This last attack was so bad I thought he was going to kill me and that is why I gave evidence and finally he was sentenced to two years in prison.

"On and off through the years I just put up with it, mainly though fear.”

Thomas Jackson was sentenced to two years in prison

“He attacked me in August of last year. I had been out separately to him and I came home and he was already in my house, he let himself him with a key.

“He attacked me by kicking me in my leg and I couldn’t walk for days.

“Then he attacked me again in September. We had been out together for a couple of hours. We went to the pub and came home and argued and this time he kicked me in the same place as last time.

“He punched me, strangled me, he smashed my head through the living room door and dragged me by my neck. He did eventually stop.

“He gave me a black eye and I broke my finger. The police came and arrested him.”

Julie suffered a broken finger in the attack

Jackson was released on bail but around a week later Julie had to call the police once again when she returned home one night scared he was in her home.

She said: “He was bailed and I think it was maybe a week later I had gone to a friend’s house and came home at around ten to three in the morning.

“I heard a noise upstairs. I snuck out of my house and phoned the police. When I was in the car I saw a head through the window and the police on the phone said to get away from the property. They searched the house and said no one was there.

“I went to my neighbour’s to get the CCTV and it showed he came into my property. He walked out, he must have known I was going to ring the police.

“As the police walked around the house we found a spade was in the utility room. At some point that night he must have gone into the garden and brought the spade into the home.

“When it got to court he was just trying to put a stop to it all and this is because he was always used to me backing down but this time I didn’t.”

Julie says she was punched, strangled and had her head smashed through a window

Jackson was sentenced to two years in prison and was made to adhere to a five-year restraining order.

However, Jackson is set to be released from prison later this year and Julie fears that he may not be able to keep to the conditions and stay away.

“I knew he would do 12 months,” she said. “It took six months to get him sentenced and I was not happy with the two years but then I don’t know the law. I don’t know if that is the maximum.

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“When it comes to his release date that will be it for me. I will feel like I will not get any peace of mind.

"I’m not saying he will break his conditions but I think when he is in drink he will.

“Over ten years of it I don’t think he’s going to change his behaviour so, yes, I’m a bit worried.

“I don’t know what else I could do to keep myself safe.

"I think if he is exposed he will think twice about doing this again. Because he has not been exposed for this - he has got away with it.”