A woman who suffered violent abuse at the hands of a partner is urging others not to suffer in silence.
Her call comes as Northumbria Police launch a new campaign against domestic abuse.
They are encouraging victims to come forward and say support is on hand to help them cope.
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Sandiford, a former legal secretary originally from Redcar, was convicted of drug smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.
Durham Crown Court heard that one of the male victims suffered a triple-fractured jaw, while left lying in the gutter, unconscious.