Keely's Story - Chapter Two
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It’s day twelve of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence today, and today we’d like to share the second chapter in the story of Keely McGrath.
Yesterday, we re-released Keely’s Story- Chapter One as we near the second anniversary of her death.
30-year-old Keely was murdered by her partner Anthony Davis in their home in South Normanton on 13 December 2018
For years, Keely had been the victim of coercive and controlling behaviour and domestic abuse - but she never told her family.
Her parents, Martin and Claire McGrath, only found out what she had gone through for the several years leading up to her death during his trial.
They shared her story with us in the hope to prevent someone else from suffering in silence
In chapter two of Keely's Story, Martin and Claire talk about the aftermath of Keely's death and how it felt to learn of her suffering at court.
They also discuss that they will never truly know why Keely never confided in them, but that the signs of the abuse she suffered may have been there for people to see.
Davis, 40, of Alfred Street, South Normanton, was found guilty by a jury and jailed for life, with a minimum of 24 years.
If you are a victim of abuse or if you have concerns about someone you can report it online here, www.derbyshire.police.uk/reportdomesticabuse or by calling 101. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
On social media, you can also contact us through Facebook, send us a private message to www.facebook.com/DerbyshireConstabulary or direct message our contact centre on Twitter, @DerPolContact.
In an ongoing emergency, or where life is in danger, call 999 immediately. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service. The Silent Solution can help you if speaking could put you or someone else in danger.
There are also partner support services local to Derbyshire who can help you. You can find their details on our website here: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/