Victim’s chilling voicemail as he bled to death after girlfriend stabbed him

A victim left a chilling voicemail with a desperate plea for help as he bled to death after his girlfriend slashed him across the face with a broken plate.

The shard sliced Paul Lavelle’s nostril and he bled to death over several hours.

In a message left for a business colleague, the 50-year-old said: "This place is a bloodbath, it’s a f***ing bloodbath!"

He added: "I need to go to APH [Arrow Park Hospital]."

For some reason Mr Lavelle didn’t ring the police or the ambulance service for help after being stabbed by his partner Sarah Lewis, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Lewis has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for manslaughter.

Police and prosecutors are still flummoxed as to why a dying Mr Lavelle did not ring the emergency services for help as he moved around his flat in Rock Ferry, Merseyside, leaving blood stains on walls and furniture.

His answerphone message was delivered at 8.16pm on May 27 last year, as he desperately told a business colleague how he was injured.

The "bloodbath" call was followed by seven separate phone calls from Mr Lavelle to Lewis’ mobile, none of which were answered. All were diverted to voicemail.

Minutes later, a heavily-bleeding Mr Lavelle managed to leave his flat and stagger to his adjacent car park where his van was stationed, Liverpool Crown Court was told.

He returned to his Old Chester Road flat a minute or two later, still deciding not to call 999.

If he’d called the emergency number, medics may have been able to stem the flow of blood, and his life could have been saved.

At 9pm, on the night he was attacked, Mr Lavelle made one final, eighth, attempt to contact Lewis – but, again, there was no response.

Barrister Tania Griffiths said: "That was the last call he [ever] made."

Lewis, 46, was accused of murder but she changed her plea to guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter on the second day of her trial.

Following the attack, she took several photos of her boyfriend’s injured face in the bedroom of his flat.

Not long after taking those snaps, Lewis left and went to spend the night at the home of her sister, who she had not spoken to for about 15 months.

When she returned the next day, Mr Lavelle was dead. He was sitting on the edge of the bath.

Lewis, of Croxteth Avenue, Seaforth, and Mr Lavelle had been in a relationship for around a year after meeting on a dating website.

When interviewed at the police station, Lewis denied causing any injury to him, and even denied that he had an injury.


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