A female doctor escaped death after her drunk husband attacked her and battered her at their home.
Becky Dougherty, was sleeping on the sofa when her husband, Gareth Dougherty, came home and beat her in Widnes, Cheshire in Northwest England.
Narrating her ordeal in court, Mrs Dougherty, 47, said: “He came after me and started smashing my head on the mantle piece and rammed me against the wall. He absolutely battered me.
“He started laying into me with his fists. There was blood everywhere. I was begging him to stop. He was trying to kill me.
“I grabbed my mobile. He tried to get it off me but I put a call into the police.
She added: ‘The police saved my life. I think the police are angels. I would have been dead if it hadn’t been for them. They have been really supportive.’
The severity of the attack makes Mrs Dougherty to undergo CT brain scans at Whiston Hospital. She suffered extensive bleeding from the attack.
Mr Dougherty, 45, pleaded guilty to assault at Chester Crown Court on Friday. He was sentenced to 20 days of rehabilitation, 120 hours of unpaid work and a restraining order was imposed for five years.