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Michael John Gregory as seen on police body cam the night he was arrested for beating his wife

Michael John Gregory as seen on police body cam the night he was arrested for beating his wife

ISLE OF WIGHT, England —  Shocking video of the moments leading up to the arrest of an abusive husband by police has been released with the permission of that man’s wife.

The woman, Gale Marmoy, agreed to share her horrific story and allow the footage to be released in the hope that it would help other victims escape their abusers.

Marmoy believes her life was literally saved the night in October of 2013 when Hampshire Police arrived at the door to investigate after an emergency call was made from the home.

The officers we wearing body cameras and that footage captured the moment the door was opened by Marmoy’s husband, Michael John Gregory.

Gregory, 77, can be seen trying to casually keep the police from entering his home and speaking with his wife.

Officers however persist and that’s when the cameras capture the terrifying footage of Marmoy.

Her face is bruised, beaten, puffy and nearly unrecognizable.

“If it had been a little bit later, they wouldn’t have found me as they did they probably would have found a body,” said Marmoy.

Police arrested Gregory and he is now serving a 10-year prison sentence.

“The last time he was punching me, I thought ‘this is it’, you’re going to die tonight. I was thinking of my children, my grandchildren. He just meant to do me harm, which he did, but I didn’t realise how much harm, I was terrified,” said Marmoy.

Marmoy’s story could have ended there, but she agreed to the release of the footage and to tell her story in the hope that she might help someone else escape abuse before it’s too late.

“You’ve got a life, and you deserve that life. These people make you feel worthless, completely useless; that’s not true. They deserve the punishment, you don’t, but until you tell someone, or say it’s ‘got to stop’, it will carry on. Do what you’ve got to do, but do it sooner than I did it.”

WARNING:  VIDEO BELOW IS GRAPHIC AND DISTRUBING

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5 comments

  • sfoutch

    Poor lil old lady!! I hope that any of these young girls who are being abused see that things dont change she was a lil old grandma i wonder how many yrs this had been going on!! YOU make the rules on how people treat u! My gma used to say, honey if they dont lay roses at ur feet from the start they never will, and dont do anything now that u dont want to do in 20yrs!! U can NOT hope things will change in situations of abuse they will NOT CHANGE!!DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO HIT U OR CHEAT, LIE etc FROM THE VERY START OR THEY WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT U THE WAY U ALLOW THEM TO IF FORGIVE THEM THEN THEY ALWAYS THINK U WILL FORGIVE THEM AND THEY WILL DO THE ABUSE AGAIN!! TO ALL the MEN AND WOMEN who are in ABUSIVE relationships please LOVE YOURSELF MORE THAN U LOVE THEM AND STAND UP AND RUN AS FAR AS U CAN AWAY FROM THE SITUATION!! THERE IS someone out there who WILL LOVE YOU!!

  • Tom Tee

    A huge chunk of us men are lilly livered gutless cowards. We are usually pretty easy to pick in any crowd. Mostly drinkers with big mouths and tatts are a good give away too. Oh yeah one more thing. If you happen to play a bit of Henry Mancini on tape or CD and he say’s “What’s this crap”, then just steer clear of him ok. So many of us are far too terrified to ever let anyone see we have a soft side and need to just be machismo 24 hrs a day. Walk away and keep walking ladies. In a thousand years you will never convert a nosewipe into a real man and into a real gentleman. So many of us have absolutely no idea whatsoever what those two things are.

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