Woman assaulted by ex after she fell from six-storey building
A WOMAN who was receiving treatment after falling from a six-storey building was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend while in hospital.
Abbey Williams had fallen from a six storey car park in May and suffered a number of injuries, including a broken pelvis, fractured coccyx and nerve damage. When she arrived at hospital, it was also discovered she had suffered a miscarriage.
She was still receiving treatment as an in-patient at Morriston Hospital on June 30 when her ex-partner Jay Deveraux went to visit her.
The pair went for a walk outside the hospital grounds together and Deveraux, aged 26 of Amroth Court in Penlan, started shouting at her.
He took her mobile phone from Miss Williams and began to walk off and she followed.
She was on crutches at the time and when Deveraux assaulted her by pushing her to her chest, she lost her balance and fell to the ground.
He then also fell over one of her crutches and fell on top of her.
He apologised and the pair went back to hospital but when she arrived there, she said she was in more pain.
Prosecutor Andrew Smith said: “She was in some pain because it would have no doubt aggravated her condition.”
She took a seat in a waiting wheelchair inside the hospital doors and Deveraux again became aggressive and grabbed her by the throat and held his grip. He eventually let go but then slapped her.
Members of the public intervened before security staff and police arrived.
Deveraux, who was described by his ex-partner as being “not at his best” on the day because he had taken drugs, began swearing at police.
He had originally denied two counts of assault but changed his plea to guilty on the day of trial.
Deveraux is expected to be sentenced by city magistrates today.