Jailed for Life - the Man Who Blinded His Girlfriend

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By BudePeeps | Friday, May 11, 2012, 14:58

In a case that has shocked Cornwall and beyond, Shane Jenkin, 33, who blinded his girlfriend during an attack which also left her with a fractured jaw and broken nose was today, at Truro Crown Court, given an indefinite life sentence with a hospital order for grievous bodily harm.

Following the hearing, his victim, Tina Nash, released the following statement, with a message for others who may be suffering domestic abuse:


"I have waited a year and three weeks for this day


"It was a week short of a year before Shane decided to plead guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent although he and I know that he tried to kill me that night.


"This delay I believe to be deliberate as Shane hoped I would give in and back out as I had done previously, and he was happy in the knowledge that he was still controlling my life by doing so.


"During this year my life has been in limbo as I have not been able to have the treatment and counselling I so desperately needed whilst Shane has had a team of experts, professionals and psychiatrists assessing and ensuring his well being and that he received the treatment that he required.


"Shane was not mentally ill when he attacked me, he was not drunk or under the influence of drugs. It was a silent prolonged attack. Shane knows what he did to me that night and he has to live with that for the rest of his life.


"My life changed forever that night and will never be the same but I am now able to move on, start my treatment and rebuild my life. I have a future and want to provide a future for my kids and be a good mum.


"I have been overwhelmed and moved by all the kind messages, offers of help and generous gifts I have received and would like to say thank you to everyone.


"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Police, in particular Inspector Strickland, Sergeant Jones, DC Simcox and PC Turner, my Barrister Mr Mcfarlane and my IDVA Anna Onslow

"I urge anyone out there suffering Domestic Abuse to contact the Police before it is too  late.  Don't be frightened or embarrassed, there are specially trained officers who can and will help you.  If you really feel unable to contact the Police there are charities and support groups such as West Cornwall Women's Aid who will help, advise and support you in doing so."


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