Skelmersdale man jailed following a weekend of violence against a woman
A 31-year-old man has been jailed for multiple acts of violence against a woman over three days in November last year.
Between 11 and 14 November 2022, Nathaniel Corkish, from Skelmersdale, hit her with a hammer, kidnapped her and strangled her numerous times.
He tried to cover up his actions by removing carpet from the stairs and stripping a bed to hide blood, before burning the carpet in the garden.
Nathaniel Corkish pleaded guilty in December last year to causing grievous bodily harm, kidnap and non-fatal strangulation and has today been sentenced to eight years in prison with a two-year extended licence.
Emanuele Bellanca, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West said: “Nathaniel Corkish is an extremely dangerous man who carried out a campaign of violence against a woman over three days.
“After attacking her, he lured her into his car on the pretence he would take her to the hospital, refusing to let her out of the car and strangling her if she dared to ask to be let out. During the 12-hour journey she feared for her life believing he was searching for a burial site for her body.
“I would like to recognise the action taken by the Merseyside Police ensuring the safety of this woman when they stopped the car. I would also like to commend her bravery in supporting the case against the man who inflicted the most appalling physical, emotional and mental injuries upon her. I hope that following today’s sentence she can begin to move on with her life.”
Notes to editors
- Nathaniel Corkish's D.o.B. is 02/12/1991.