There was clear evidence in this case that the defendant had subjected the complainant to physical, psychological and verbal abuse during the course of their relationship.
A unique feature of this case is the presence of voice recordings of some of the abuse, which supported the allegation.
The jury's guilty verdict after a two-week trial at St Albans Crown Court confirms that victims of domestic abuse have a voice and it will be heard.
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