'I am not a victim'

A woman who saw her ex-boyfriend jailed last week for a sadistic daily campaign of violence against her and another woman conveyed a special message to those who find themselves brutalised by a violent partner and see no way out.

Antonia Gilliespie (21) has bravely waived her anonymity in a case which saw Uddingston man Euan Walker sent to prison for four years after graphic details of his conduct towards her and his ex-girlfriend were spelled out at Hamilton Sheriff Court

Whilst too upset to speak at court, she later stated on Facebook: “ He did not win - I'm a survivor, not a victim, and hopefully no woman will go through what I went through with him.

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"Please remember, if you are going through something similar you are not alone.

"Report it, as it gets better. I'm here and living to tell the story that it does."

Walker had bitten Antonia, ripped out her nose ring, slashed her with a piece of glass and ripped out her stitches with his teeth,

He held her at knifepoint and subjected her to other humiliating acts of violence.

He had also distributed intimate video footage of her.

Walker also failed to heed a stay-away warning when they split and spray- painted derogatory comments about her at Strathclyde Park and at other locations.

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