A MAN from Anglesey who struck and strangled his then-partner in her home has been jailed.

Luke Roberts, 32, of Church Street, Newborough, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at Mold Crown Court today (April 3).

He had previously admitted a charge of intentional strangulation.


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Prosecuting, Karl Scholz told the court that Roberts and Kylie Turner had been in a relationship for about six months when, on the afternoon August 22, 2023, he accused her of being unfaithful.

During an argument in the kitchen of her flat, she denied this, but he then struck her to the head with an unopened wine bottle.

Roberts then held up against the kitchen wall with his hands around her throat, applying such pressure that she subsequently lost consciousness.

When she regained consciousness, she saw Roberts above her crying and saying that he thought he had killed her.

Police attended her home, but Ms Turner, who suffers from epilepsy, initially told officers that she had injured herself and had a fit.

Roberts was still arrested for breaching a domestic violence protection order issued to him on July 24, 2023.

After he was taken away from the flat, Ms Turner told police the truth about what had happened.

He accepted they had argued but denied assaulting her, suggesting that any injuries caused to her were as a result of a seizure.

This offence also placed Roberts in breach of a suspended sentence issued to him for burglary on July 15, 2022 (a year’s imprisonment, suspended for 18 months).

In a statement, Ms Turner said that, since Roberts had been remanded in custody on August 23, 2023, she has been anxious about the possibility of someone else hurting her.

She added: “I want to be left alone. I don’t want him to make contact with me. I’m concerned that, when he gets out, he’ll be angry with me and might want to hurt me.”

“I don’t want anything to do with her ever again,” Roberts told the court, appearing via videolink from HMP Berwyn.

Defending Roberts, who had 10 previous convictions for 14 offences, Alexandra Carrier said he is remorseful for his actions and is, in his words, “gutted that things went the way they did”.

Ms Carrier stressed that Roberts did not tell Ms Turner to initially lie to police about what had happened, nor is there evidence of him having instructed anyone else to hurt her.

She added that Roberts’ drug use is the underlying reason for his offending behaviour, but “does now recognise the impact” of this.

Sentencing, Recorder Wyn Lloyd-Jones told Roberts: “Time after time, cases like this come before the courts. Sometimes, people even die.

“She was, in any view, vulnerable, by way of her epilepsy. It’s obvious that this has had a significant effect upon her.”

Recorder Lloyd-Jones also issued an indefinite restraining order, preventing Roberts from contacting Ms Turner or entering any premises she uses.

After Roberts' sentencing, Detective Constable Saran Henderson, of North Wales Police, said: “We will not tolerate violent and inexcusable behaviour towards women.

“I commend the bravery of the victim for their part during this investigation.

“It isn’t easy to speak up following domestic incidents, but I would reassure anyone that we will always do our utmost to fully investigate any report and bring offenders to justice.”