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Horror moment attacker caught by girlfriend strangling camera with dog

This is the horror moment a snarling attacker was caught on dog cam strangling his ex-girlfriend after a three-year reign of terror.

Christopher Forrest told Elizabeth Shanks, 35, “you’re going to die in my hands” during the brutal attack.

Christopher Forrest was sentenced to 27 months in prison for attacking his exCredit: Facebook
Brave Elizabeth Shanks posted footage of assaultCredit: Facebook
She is now calling for a change in the lawCredit: BBC

Brave Elizabeth has now shared the chilling images as she calls for a change in the law.

Forrest was only jailed for 27 months in 2022 after admitting abusing his partner between July 2017 and August 2020.

Elizabeth is now calling for longer sentences for domestic abusers who plead guilty earlier.

She told the Daily Record: “The man who attacked me got off scot-free. I had to fight for him to get a prison sentence.

“He got time off for pleading guilty, but showed no remorse. This was even commented on by the judge, but he still got time off and then only served half his sentence. The justice system must change.”

Forrest could be seen in the footage grabbing Elizabeth by the hair and pushing her against a wall.

The attack was secretly filmed by a dog camera at their home in Blantyre, Lanarkshire.

Forrest told Elizabeth “I don’t care if I go to jail, you’re going to die in my hands, you little cow” as he strangled her.

She could be seen desperately trying to push Forrest away as she struggled to breathe.

The thug was also captured breaking a windshield wiper after forcing Elizabeth against their car.

The court was told Forrest’s control would go through Elizabeth’s social media and accuse her of cheating while they were together.

They separated in 2017 but remained in contact about the house where the attacks took place.

In addition to the prison sentence, Forrest was also sentenced to a ten-year non-harassment order and a one-year supervision order.

Sheriff Linda Nicolson said at the time: “The violence was outrageous and amounted to an attack on a life-threatening situation. The level of violence was appalling.

“The harm caused to your victim was significant. The severity must be reflected by the court.”

Despite her sentencing remarks, Elizabeth believes more can be done to punish domestic abusers.

How to get help

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Contact charities for support, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarize yourself with the silent solution, reporting abuse without speaking on the phone, by dialing “55” instead.
  • Always keep money on you, including change for a public phone or bus ticket.
  • If you think your partner is about to attack you, try moving to a lower-risk area of ​​the house, such as where there is an exit and access to a phone.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might be stuck, such as the bathroom, or where you might be locked in a closet or other small space.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, SupportLine is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected].

Women’s Aid offers a live chat service – available weekdays 8am – 6pm and weekends 10am – 6pm.

You can also call the free 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

She took her campaign to Holyrood – the Scottish Parliament – ​​where she joined other survivors calling for a change to the law.

This happened after the dastardly Forrest continued to target Elizabeth from prison – launching a civil action to reclaim a sofa and television which he claims belonged to him.

Luckily, the case was dismissed, but she was still dragged into another ordeal at the hands of her ex.

Elizabeth said: “Civil and criminal courts do not share information. This must stop.

Elizabeth shared photos of her injuries after the attack
Despite the horror, Forrest was only jailed for 27 months.
Elizabeth was attacked during a three-year reign of terror
She was regularly pushed to the ground by Forrest
The monster even continued to target Elizabeth from prisonCredit: Facebook