Judge Mansell told her although she had been cleared of murder she bore a “significant degree of moral blame” for Miss Vaux’s death.
On May 22 last year she suffered a final, “massive battering” which proved fatal.
Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Support Unit said: “Lyndsey Vaux was subjected to years of horrific domestic abuse at the hands of her girlfriend, and no decision made here today can bring her back.
Neighbours, shopkeepers and other witnesses told how Miss Vaux was often seen being dragged by her hair and assaulted as Reid screamed abuse at her in the streets around their home in Platt Bridge.
In the final months before her death Miss Vaux appeared downtrodden, malnourished, constantly bruised and going downhill rapidly.
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