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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been convicted of strangulation after a trial in Oxford.
Darius Creer, aged 46 of Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford, was convicted by majority verdict of one count of intentional strangulation.
He was acquitted of one count of intentional suffocation.
His conviction follows a trial at Oxford Crown Court, which concluded on Thursday (9/3).
On 21 October, last year, Creer went to the address of a former partner in the early hours. He was on his hands and knees on the pavement. She let him into the address, concerned for his welfare.
However, Creer quickly became volatile and the victim called 999.
At this point, he put his hands round the victim’s throat and applied pressure restricting her breathing.
The 999 call dropped out but officers attended to find the victim in great distress and Creer had fled.
Creer was arrested on the same day as the attack, and charged the following day.
Creer will be sentenced at the same court on 28 April.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Sian Lewis of the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit, based in Oxford, said: “This was a terrifying incident for the victim and the consequences of this could have been much worse.
“I hope this case shows that Thames Valley Police takes domestic violence extremely seriously and we will always look to support victims, investigate offenders and bring them to justice.
“If you are a victim of abuse or if someone you know is being abused, please do report it through 101 or through our online reporting pages.
“If you are in immediate danger then please call 999, there’s also further information on silent 999 calls if you’re not able to speak.