EMERGENCY service personnel called to reports of a domestic attack in Crossways described the aftermath as looking like a ‘scene from a horror movie’.

The jury in the trial of Joseph Edward Kiss, who is accused of repeatedly striking his wife Donna with a bottle of sparkling wine, heard from police and ambulance crews who attended the incident on June 13 last year.

Kiss, 47, of Brewers Walk, Crossways, denies attempting to murder his wife as well as an alternative charge of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He claims he is unable to remember the attack and is not criminally responsible due to medication he was taking at the time.

The attack left Mrs Kiss, 45, with extensive lacerations to her face, multiple fractures to her jaw, nose and eye socket and she had several teeth knocked out.

Dorchester Crown Court heard a statement from paramedic Tamisa Hicks, who had been in the ambulance service for 17 years.

She said: “I was led into the bedroom, the lights were on, and I saw the most horrific sight I have ever seen in my career as an ambulance person.

“A lady who I now know to be Donna Kiss was sat up on the bed covered from head to toe in blood.

“She was sat with congealed blood all around her head, there was blood on the walls and spatters of blood on the ceiling.”

Mrs Hicks said she was unable to provide much medical treatment at the scene due to the severity of the injuries and concentrated on keeping Mrs Kiss comfortable as she was transferred to hospital as quickly as possible.

PC Samuel Goom and PC David Frampton were the first police officers on the scene and it was PC Goom who discovered Kiss downstairs in the property, while his wife lay bleeding upstairs.

PC Goom said: “As I entered the kitchen I saw Mr Kiss sat on the floor against the kitchen units.

“He was covered in fresh blood and initially when I saw him I thought perhaps he had injured himself.

“He was wearing just a pair of boxer shorts and a pair of socks.”

PC Goom said Kiss was ‘co-operative and compliant’ as he was arrested and taken to a waiting police car.

He added: “He was calm and relaxed, there was no aggression, no volatility.”

PC Nicholas Gravenor, who also helped the ambulance crew, said: “I have never seen injuries of that extent or severity before.

“I was distressed by her injuries.”

PC Gravenor stayed at the property to carry out investigations of the crime scene after Mrs Kiss had left for hospital and recalled his shock of seeing her bedroom.

He said: “The bed and the wall were blood soaked to such an extent that I was forced to look away.

“I could only describe what I saw as a scene from a horror movie.”

The trial continues.