Trigger warning: The story contains details of violence that might be distressing to some readers.
A woman, terrified for her life, had no other choice but to play dead so her violent boyfriend would stop strangling her. “You’re mine, you’re not getting away from me,” said the boyfriend, Ira Rose, 37, as he attacked the unidentified woman while her children were inside the house. The woman reportedly has four children, but it is unclear how many of them were in the Liverpool house during the brutal attack, according to Liverpool Echo.
Eventually, Ira went into the kitchen to light his cigarette using the stove. And that’s when the woman took her chance and ran outside into the streets. She called up the police and then returned back to the house after realizing her children were still inside. “I guess you phoned the police then,” Ira told her as he sat waiting on a wall outside the house. Somehow, the woman “secured the door with the chain,” Kenny said. When the police arrived, “the defendant was found outside and cooperated with police during the course of his subsequent arrest and admitted the offence,” the lawyer added.