Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
This is the disturbing moment a Northumbria man calls the emergency services calmly explaining that he has just slit his girlfriend’s throat and left her to die as he walks into a garage shop.
The footage recently released by the Northumbria Police combines CCTV footage with the recording of a phone call made by Karl Molyneaux, 53, to the emergency services after slitting his unnamed girlfriend’s throat and leaving her to bleed on the kitchen floor in the town of South Shields on 11th March.
He has now been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder at Newcastle Crown Court.
After stabbing and cutting her throat, Molyneaux left her bleeding heavily on the floor and fled the address before calling police from a petrol station and confessing to his crime.
In the video, Molyneaux can be seen walking down the street saying: “I’ve just tried to stab my girlfriend.”
He then gives his full name and location, before telling the operator his girlfriend “will need an ambulance”.
When asked if the victim is bleeding heavily he replies: “I don’t know. I just ran.”
The operator then asks him to explain what happened and Molyneaux adds: “We just had an argument so I just snapped.”
The investigation showed he stabbed the mother-of-two nine times after she told him she wanted to spend a night alone with her children. The children are said to have helped save their mother’s life.
When asked where he stabbed her he says: “The throat, near the throat.”
He is then told an ambulance and police are on the way and a patrol cat then pulls into the station.
Molyneaux then hands himself into the officers.
Detective Sergeant Gaye Martin of Northumbria Police stated: “After carrying out the sickening attack, he then fled the scene – leaving his partner to fight for her life with catastrophic injuries. His actions were cold and sinister.
“The victim is incredibly fortunate to be alive – and I’d like to praise her for the amazing bravery and strength that she has shown throughout this case. I have no doubt whatsoever that the actions of her children that night saved their mum’s life and they should be very proud of that.”
In an official statement, the victim said: “I am extremely upset and in disbelief that Karl has done this to me – I cannot believe he is capable of this.
“I am worried about my children as they were at my house at the time and I had to ask them for help. I tried to help myself but I was in so much pain.
“This has turned my world upside down. I need to know why this has happened.”
Detective Sergeant Martin added: “He is fortunate that he is not facing a murder charge – and I hope he acknowledges the long-lasting consequences that his actions will inevitably have on his victim and her family.”