POLICE have spoken out over a 'horrible and violent' attack in which a man slashed his ex-partner's forehead with a kitchen knife.

Thames Valley Police today released details of a conviction in which Graham Lewis, of Milton Road in Cowley, was jailed for attacking his ex-partner in a jealous rage.

Lewis denied wounding with intent but jurors took three hours and 44 minutes to find him guilty by a unanimous verdict on May 15.


The court heard how Lewis forced entry into the victim's home, where she was with her new boyfriend, and attacked her with a knife before fleeing the scene.

Thames Valley Police today praised the 'support and bravery' of the victim throughout the case.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Martin Whaley of the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit in Oxford, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the victim in this case.

“She has been supportive and brave throughout in what has been very difficult circumstances.

“She has been left not only with physical scars, but also psychological ones due to the nature of the attack by Lewis.

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“I’d also like to thank the witnesses who came forward to help with the investigation.

“This was a horrible and violent assault which took place in the victim’s own home, a place where she should have felt safe.

“I hope this case sends a clear message to victims of domestic abuse that it will be thoroughly investigated and offenders will be held to account through the courts.”