A man who attacked his wife with a hammer while she was sleeping has been sentenced to ten years of imprisonment.
Vladislav Ravinskiy, aged 44 of Forge Square has been found guilty of attempted murder at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 23 January. He was subsequently jailed for ten years at the same court on Friday, 6 March.
At around 06:30hrs on the morning of the vicious attack, Ravinskiy’s wife was asleep in the living room of their flat.
During her sleep she was suddenly hit multiple times with a hammer, the blows sticking both her body and head.
She struggled with her husband and fought to get away, she initially managed to escape the flat before being dragged back into the premises by Ravinskiy.
He proceeded to further attack his wife in a frenzy before she was finally able to escape for good.
A witness of the attack told how they had heard screams and saw the victim running away from the flat, she was then able to raise the alarm and the emergency services were alerted.
The court was told how when officers arrived on the scene of the incident, Ravinskiy was found in the hallway and immediately arrested on suspicion of GBH.
Evidence such as bloodstains were found in various places around the flat and the hallway, these included several of the victim’s bloodied handprints.
The hammer Ravinskiy used to attack her was found in the living room of the house and recovered by police.
Following the attack, the victim had sustained a number of injuries, including cuts to her hands, bruising to her head, throat and legs, in addition to a skull fracture.
The Metropolitan Police report that the victim is no longer married to Ravinskiy. However, sadly has not fully physically recovered as she is still suffering from the effects of the skull fracture; this is affecting her greatly on a day to day basis.
Detective Sergeant Tomasz Patzer from the Central East Safeguarding Investigations Team said:
“This was a shocking example of domestic violence with the victim being attacked while she was helpless and asleep.
“The attack resulted in multiple physical injuries, thankfully the victim was assisted by members of the public who came to her aid once she had managed to escape the flat.
“Ravinskiy entered a not guilty plea, but the jury at Southwark Crown Court found him guilty of attempted murder.
“In the sentencing hearing, His Honour Judge Hehir describing the circumstances of the offence as, ‘both shocking and tragic’.
“I hope the victim feels safer now that Ravinskiy will be jailed, and that it has brought her closer to moving on from what was an incredibly traumatising event.”
“I also hope this shows the determination of the Met to tackle domestic violence.
“I would urge anyone suffering violence in the home to contact police, or one of the many charities who are there to help, you are not alone and you will be supported.”
If you’re a victim of domestic abuse or know someone who is, we would urge you to report it to police so action can be taken – call 999 in an emergency, or 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you would prefer not to give your name.
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