North Lincs man jailed for brutal attack on partner
Luke Artis (25) has today (12 October) been sentenced to eight years in custody and ordered to serve a further four on licence at Grimsby Crown Court for a brutal attack on his partner.
Artis met his victim in 2015 while he was a serving prisoner at HMP Lindholme and she was a prison officer. They began a relationship and she resigned from her job. He was released in July 2017 and by early 2018 was living almost permanently with the victim and her children.
On 7 July 2018, the couple went to their local pub in the village of Haxey, North Lincolnshire. Artis began drinking heavily and was locked out after waving a knife around. Passers-by later reported to the police that they had seen Artis repeatedly attacking his partner with an aluminium baseball bat causing multiple facial fractures as well as cuts and bruises.
Jeremy Evans from the CPS said:
“This was a sustained and vicious assault on an entirely defenceless woman which left her seriously injured. During the police investigation, the victim disclosed other incidents of domestic violence she had suffered at the hands of Luke Artis.
“Furthermore, his attack on her bore a striking resemblances to the offence for which he was imprisoned when the two first met. That offence also involved a brutal attack on his partner using a baseball bat as a weapon.
“This man is clearly a dangerous offender and a threat to any woman with whom he forms a relationship. I hope the sentenced passed today is of some comfort to his victim.”
Notes to editors
- Jeremy Evans is a Crown Advocate with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.