This is the harrowing moment a man threw his partner down the stairs leaving her crippled and scarred for life.

Callous Mark Power threw his partner down the stairs just days before Christmas last year, punching her in a frenzied ten-minute attack.

He did not know he was being captured on camera as he carried out the unprovoked assault in Erdington, Birmingham and had just left prison after a similar violent onslaught.

The footage has since been released at the request of the brave victim, reports Birmingham Live .

The unnamed woman wants to encourage others to step forward and try to tackle domestic violence head on.


Power was just weeks out of prison for attacking her but has now been jailed for more than ten years after admitting a charge of wounding with intent.

Judge Avik Mukherjee also made a lifetime restraining order, banning him from contacting the victim, who suffered a broken back and can now only walk with the aid of crutches.

Police received a call at 10.30pm about domestic violence taking place at Power’s flat in Francis Road in Erdington, Birmingham.

They then received a second call an hour later saying the victim had been thrown down the stairs.

When officers arrived they found the door open.

“The complainant was sprawled on the floor at the bottom of the stairs,” said Aliya Rashid, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court.

“She had blood all over her and she was moaning and groaning in pain. There was a blood print on the wall where her head had hit it."

She said officers then saw Power. He had blood on his clothes and was agitated and attempted to push past them.

The woman was taken to hospital where it was discovered her injuries included fractures to her vertebrae, pelvis and eye socket.

The victim, who now walks with the aid of crutches, wept as she saw the footage of the attack.

She told the court: “The effects of what he did to me are terrible and life changing. I was in intensive care and spent four weeks in hospital.

"I am unable to walk properly and need help for the simplest of tasks.

"I am struggling to cope and on medication due to the injuries I sustained. I was a happy go lucky person before. I just wish Mark had killed me because I am serving my own life sentence.

"I am literally a shadow of my former self.”

In passing sentence the judge said: “This was a brutal, sustained and relentless attack upon her, a person who loved you and stood by you after that assault in 2014.

“You were out of control through alcohol.

Anyone needing help are urged to contact the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247.

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