Ged Walker killer jailed over girlfriend attack
- 2 October 2012
- From the section Nottingham
The man who killed Nottinghamshire policeman Ged Walker has been sent back to prison for attacking his girlfriend.
In 2003 PC Walker was dragged to his death by a stolen taxi driven by David Parfitt.
Parfitt, 35, originally from Nottingham, was jailed for 13 years for manslaughter but was released in March.
At Leicester Crown Court he was jailed for two and a half years after being convicted of causing actual bodily harm and perverting the course of justice.
His trial in August heard he had met his girlfriend online but attacked her just weeks into the relationship.
Despite it being against the terms of his release, Parfitt had been drinking and punched and headbutted her during an argument at her home in Lincoln.
Dick Holmes from Lincolnshire Police said Parfitt had a "Jekyll and Hyde" character when taking alcohol.
"When sober he can be plausible and articulate and that is how he gained the confidence of his victim," he said.
"When he is drinking he is a different animal altogether, he is violent, controlling and abusive."