HORRIFIC testimony was heard in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court today as the trial got under way of the Port Elizabeth man accused of keeping Avril Gordon captive in their Forest Hill flat while inflicting terrible abuse on her.
Frederick Gordon, 42, pleaded not guilty to raping, kidnapping and attempting to murder his wife.
Tragically, neighbours ignored Avril’s muffled cries for months because some of them thought it was a baby crying.
When police finally obtained entry to the couple’s flat no one was prepared for the horror of seeing a woman clinging to life and beaten almost beyond recognition.
For more about the first day of the Gordon trial, get your copy of Weekend Post on Saturday September 15.