Josh Rathour used to live with his partner of many years, and together they had four children.
His partner would come along to UNiDAYS nights out and often used these occasions to reach out and ask for help. She was clearly frightened, in an abusive relationship and under a lot of stress. She told us that Josh insisted that she take selfies of what she was wearing for him to say yes or no before getting permission to leave the house. She told us that on many occasions he hit her and trashed the house.
On many occasions, while we were out, when Josh wasn’t looking, she would look to us pleadingly and mouth the word ‘help’.