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This is the shocking moment police officers rescued a woman who had been stabbed 29 times and left to die by her violent ex partner, who she met on dating site Match.com. 

Martina Turner, 54, suffered horrific injuries which have left her permanently scarred, including numerous stab wounds, a bleed on her heart, two broken ribs and a burn on her leg.

Ms Turner, astonishingly, survived the horrific knife attack in her home in Winlaton Mill, Gateshead on May 21, 2020 despite being stabbed so violently the blade snapped. 

Her then boyfriend Steven Wood, 55, had locked her up in her home, before fleeing to the Redheugh Bridge and throwing himself into the River Tyne following the attack. 

Shocking footage shows the moment Northumbria Police officers forced entry by smashing a window and Tina hiding in a cupboard covered in a pool of her own blood. 

Wood, who is bipolar, was triggered into the frenzied rage after Tina told him she would be going out later that day. 

Paranoid that Ms turner didn’t want to spend time with him, Wood took a knife from the kitchen drawer and ran at her from behind and began stabbing her with force so brutal that the blade snapped.

Undeterred, he selected another knife and continued to attack his partner of two years, despite her begging for her life and pleading with him to call for help.

Chillingly, he then told Martina, ‘I have to finish you off, I’m not going to prison for you’, during the ferocious bid to kill her.

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It was only after he plunged a knife into her chest that he called his son and confessed to doing something ‘bad’.

While the call was taking place, Tina was able to quietly whisper for help, before Wood left the property, locked the doors and hid her key.

He then drove to the Redheugh Bridge in Newcastle and jumped into the River Tyne but was rescued from the water by a police boat.

Within minutes an emergency response had been triggered and paramedics, officers and the air ambulance were all deployed to the scene.

Ms Turner, astonishingly, survived the horrific knife attack in her home Winlaton Mill, Gateshead on May 21, 2020 despite being stabbed so violently the blade snapped

55-year-old Steven Wood, who is bipolar, was triggered into the frenzied rage after Tina told him she would be going out later that day

55-year-old Steven Wood, who is bipolar, was triggered into the frenzied rage after Tina told him she would be going out later that day

The CCTV footage released by the police shows officers rescuing Ms Turner after she managed to grab her phone and ring 999. 

She was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries and stab wounds over her body.

Last year, at Newcastle Crown Court, Wood, of no fixed address, was jailed for life after he admitted attempted murder.

He must serve at least 12 years behind bars before he can apply for parole.

Speaking after the case Martina said: ‘Too many lives have been destroyed by domestic violence and every victim will have to live for the rest of their lives with their personal trauma including myself.

The CCTV footage released by the police shows officers rescuing Ms Turner after she managed to grab her phone and ring 999

The CCTV footage released by the police shows officers rescuing Ms Turner after she managed to grab her phone and ring 999

Martina Turner, 54, suffered horrific injuries which have left her permanently scarred, including numerous stab wounds, a bleed on her heart, two broken ribs and a burn on her leg

‘However, justice was served.

‘And despite being very emotional for me to explain how this totally unprovoked attack with life changing injuries to myself took place and have changed my life forever I’m glad I can move on with my recovery and to continue to fight for more justice for victims and raising more awareness and donations for charities like GNAAS and National Domestic Abuse.

‘Can I please also take the opportunity to thank everyone.

‘People have been above and beyond with kindness and support since the attack on myself.

‘My whole village came together and supported my children and myself up to today.

‘I also would like to thank Northumberland Police, the Domestic Abuse Team Gateshead, all staff at the RVI who cared for my rescue, medical needs and recovery, my 3 wonderful children and German family, my friends and colleagues at Newcastle College and not to forget my beautiful emotional support dog Tove.’

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