Boyfriend of nurse who killed herself jailed six months for assault

The boyfriend of an NHS nurse who killed herself over fears nobody would imagine he frequently beat her up has been jailed for six months for assault.

Alexandra Reid, 30, was financially, emotionally and bodily abused by her 35-year-old boyfriend Peter Yeung.

Yeung, a playing addict from Toxteth, Liverpool, is believed to have repeatedly instructed her that nobody would imagine her if she reported the assaults.  

Alexandra, generally known as Alex, was discovered useless at her dwelling in Anfield in February final 12 months after taking her personal life because of fears nobody would imagine her home abuse claims.

Yeung had pleaded not responsible to assaulting Alex however was in the present day given a six-month jail sentence at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court docket, of which he was instructed he’ll serve half.

Alexandra Reid, 30, (pictured) is said to have ended her own life because she feared no one would believe she was suffering at the hands of her boyfriend Peter Yeung

Alexandra Reid, 30, (pictured) is alleged to have ended her personal life as a result of she feared nobody would imagine she was struggling by the hands of her boyfriend Peter Yeung

Wearing a gray tracksuit, Yeung regarded to the ground as emotional statements from Alex’s household had been learn aloud in court docket earlier in the present day.

District Decide Andrew Shaw instructed Yeung: ‘Alex had confided in you that she had suffered home abuse earlier than and also you used this in opposition to her and also you instructed her police wouldn’t imagine it [abuse] was taking place once more.

‘She was a susceptible sufferer after being beforehand attacked and she or he was manipulated into believing that police wouldn’t imagine her.’

Throughout his trial, in December, the previous takeaway employee was discovered responsible of two fees of assault and admitted certainly one of prison harm – with District Decide Shaw stating his model of occasions was not believable.

The trial heard how Yeung had throttled, kicked and burst the lip of Alex, and even tried to telephone the police to cowl his tracks, claiming she would ‘make up’ the abuse.

Peter Yeung (pictured), a gambling addict from Toxteth, Liverpool, is thought to have financially, emotionally and physically abused Alex who worked as a nurse

Peter Yeung (pictured), a playing addict from Toxteth, Liverpool, is believed to have financially, emotionally and bodily abused Alex who labored as a nurse 

Blasting him as ‘calculating and totally dishonest,’ Decide Shaw stated: ‘You tried to flee the implications of your actions by deceptive the police on the telephone and within the proof you gave to court docket.’

Angela Conlan, prosecuting, questioned why Yeung was not courageous sufficient to plead responsible to the assaults after distressing photographs of Alex lined in bruises had been proven to the court docket.

The sentencing comes almost one 12 months after Alex tragically took her personal life, on February 24, 2020.

An inquest heard Alex died simply seven days after making statements to police.

Decide Shaw described Alex’s suicide because the ‘tragic shadow’ which hung over the case.

As we speak’s sentencing heard an emotional sufferer private assertion from Alex’s sister, Katy Reid, who referred to as Yeung ‘evil’.

She stated: ‘I really feel empty inside myself with out Alex. [Her death] has left me unable to go to work as a result of I’ve no motivation. She is now not with me and I do not see the purpose.’

The 35-year-old (pictured) was today given a six-month prison sentence at Liverpool Magistrates' Court

The 35-year-old (pictured) was in the present day given a six-month jail sentence at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court docket

She added: ‘This has destroyed my household. My mum is absolutely struggling with out her and Alex not being right here with us is making it worse.

‘Peter is an evil individual. He’s merciless and he battered her black and blue.

‘He emptied her checking account and he gambled away all her cash.

‘She was underneath his spell and he was such liar. She was a stupendous younger girl with the world at her toes.’

Yeung assaulted group nurse Alex on January 17 and February 17 in 2020.

He additionally admitted inflicting prison harm to Alex’s cell phone.

The trial heard Yeung and Alex had been collectively for round one 12 months however, after they moved in collectively, their relationship turned ‘rocky’ because the pair argued about cash.

Yeung, who admitted he was a playing addict, was accused by Alex in a police assertion of taking her cash to spend in casinos after he was made unemployed from a takeaway, which he denied.

Nurse Alex additionally supported the couple for 4 months, paying the entire hire, and this led to arguments between the pair, the court docket heard.

On January 21, 2020, Yeung and Alex bought into an argument earlier than he was because of go away for a brand new hospitality job in Widnes.

In an announcement from Alex, learn in court docket by Ms Conlan, she stated: ‘I am unable to bear in mind what the argument was over, however I instructed him to go away which brought about him to lose his mood.

‘He threw me throughout a wall in our dwelling, he hit me in opposition to the wall and he pushed me down the steps.

‘He began throwing issues round and he booted me into the eating room desk.’

Alex went on to say she barricaded herself within the toilet along with her again in opposition to the door, however Yeung kicked the door and pulled her out by the hair.

Whereas doing so, Alex stated: ‘He referred to as me a slag and stated “watch what occurs to you, I hate you”.’

She stated he then ‘throttled’ her and took her telephone away.

Because the court docket was proven photographs of Alex’s bruised physique, Yeung admitted a bruise on her arm might need been attributable to merely shifting her out of the way in which as a result of she tried to dam him from leaving the home for work.

However he questioned the opposite footage, saying: ‘I noticed her two weeks or so later and so they [the bruises] weren’t there, she did not point out it.’

Alex was discovered to have bruises on her palm, arm, ankle, chest and neck.

Yeung and Alex cut up up shortly afterwards however the couple nonetheless had a month remaining on their tenancy.

Yeung relocated to Sheffield for 2 weeks however on February 17 he returned to the home the place the second assault occurred.

He had claimed that every little thing was nice till Alex made ideas he had probably not been in Sheffield and was as a substitute being untrue.

Underneath questioning from his solicitor, Vicky Balenski, he claimed she tore mattress sheets off of a mattress he was making and threw his telephone in opposition to the wall.

Nonetheless, Ms Conlan stated: ‘Alex particulars being in an argument with the defendant and he elbowed her within the face, bruising her left cheek and bursting her lip.

‘Her telephone was additionally smashed as she says he smashed it.’

In her assertion, Alex stated Yeung smashed the telephone so she couldn’t name the police for assist.

The court docket heard how Yeung openly phoned the police himself to say Alex was going to make up allegations that he had hit her and he wished to name them to get his model of occasions throughout.

He claimed Alex stated: ‘I will get you done-in.’

In a haunting 999 name performed to the police, Yeung will be heard shouting at Alex and saying ‘I have never hit you’, earlier than Alex manages to ring the emergency providers a while later to ask if they’re on their method.

The drive didn’t arrive till eight hours later.

Yeung stated he ‘did not know’ how Alex’s lip was burst and shamefully stated she was plotting to falsely report him to the police for home abuse ‘like she had with earlier companions’.

Sentencing in the present day, Decide Shaw stated: ‘Many components of this case are tragically memorable.’

Yeung was sentenced to 6 months for the primary rely of assault, 4 months for the second and one month for prison harm.

All sentences will run concurrently.

Vicky Balenski, defending, stated her shopper felt regret and stated he ‘torments himself every single day with what he may have achieved’ to cease Alex’s loss of life.

He was additionally given a restraining order in opposition to Alex’s household for 5 years, and instructed to pay £128 in a sufferer surcharge payment.

Alex’s household have spoken beforehand concerning the 30-year-old’s ordeal.

Talking after an inquest earlier this 12 months, Alex’s sister, Katy Reid, stated she was ‘cherished by everybody’.

Katy stated: ‘I do not know anybody who did not like her. Everybody’s simply actually heartbroken that it is occurred.

‘She was good to all her pals and all the time there for them it doesn’t matter what.

‘Even when they rang her in the course of the evening, she would go and have a cup of tea with them, she was that form of individual.’

Through the inquest, her mom, Annette Leonard, stated: ‘She was cherished by everybody who knew her.

‘She meant the world to us and she or he made a distinction to everybody’s lives that she touched.’

Anybody looking for assist can name Samaritans free on 116 123 or go to Samaritans.org   

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