Jail for Nottingham man who threatened woman with machete

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison after subjecting a woman to a violent attack where he threatened to kill her and used a machete and other objects to harm her.

Steven Elvidge, of Ravenswood Road in Arnold, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday 30 November 2018) having previously pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.

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Police were called to his house after reports of a violent assault which had spilled out onto the streets. A man had tried to intervene and had also been assaulted by Elvidge.

Elvidge had punched the woman several times in the face, he’d also attacked her with a machete causing a cut to hand, and thrown a glass table and garden chairs at her.

When officers attended, they found a number of weapons in his house, a cannabis grow and weighing scales and drugs bags. They also found a machete and drugs in his car.

He pleaded guilty to section 20 grievous bodily harm, assault on the member of the public that came to help the woman, production of class B drugs, possession with intent to supply and possession of a bladed article.

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Detective Constable Hannah Frame said: “We are pleased that this nasty individual is now behind bars. Not only did he relentlessly and violently attack the woman, making her believe she was about to die, but he has also been involved in the illegal supply of drugs. We’d like to thank the victim for her bravery and hope she can now move on from this horrible ordeal. We will not tolerate violence and drug crime in Nottinghamshire.”