Woman stabbed in back with machete by jealous ex ‘thought she was going to die’

A woman who was stabbed with a machete by her boyfriend before he went on a drug-fuelled street rampage has spoken out about her ordeal.

Chelsey Morris had been in a relationship with Ryan Abbott, 28, for three-and-a-half years when he violently attacked her in a jealous rage.

She said Abbott had always been "quite protective" and "didn’t like going place where other men" might look at her.

The 21-year-old admits the relationship was "rocky" and she spent most of her time alone at his flat as she had lost touch with a lot of friends.

In March 2019, Chelsey bagged herself a job at the local chip shop and Abbot "wasn’t pleased" so she moved back in with her parents.

She went out for dinner to celebrate her new job but Abbott turned up and Chelsey later agreed to go back to his flat with him.

Back at the flat, Abbott flew into a fit of rage and emerged from his kitchen with a machete before he "ran" at her with a blade and stabbed her.

Chelsey said: "He started quizzing me about who I was with and what I was doing.

"Suddenly he ran at me with the knife and it all happened so quickly.

"The pain was unbelievable and I remember screaming at the top of my lungs."

Chelsey said she felt "like a hostage" and believes she was "going to die" as she "lost a lot of blood and everything went pretty hazy."

Abbott let Chelsey go and fled the flat, continuing his drug-fuelled rampage through the neighbourhood, which resulted in 11 calls to police from frightened residents.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the thug jumped on cars, emptied wheelie bins and smashed windows and doors, causing £2,500 worth of damage to housing association properties and £300 of damage to a car.

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Abbott admitted affray, possessing a knife, a racially aggravated public order offence and five counts of criminal damage in June 2020.

He denied wounding with intent and an alternative count of wounding, but later admitted wounding – the lesser of the two offences.

The thug was jailed for four years and will be subjected to a five-year restraining order against Chelsey upon his release.

Chelsey said the attack left her unable to "leave the house for a long time" and said she doesn't think she'll be able to use her finger properly again.

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She said: "Ryan was all I had known for years and I had to build my life back up from nothing.

"I've finally got my own flat now and trying to have a fresh start.

"I hope sharing my story can help other women get out of a bad relationship before it's too late."

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