A woman who hit her partner with a hammer and pole, and slashed him with a broken glass bottle has been jailed for eight years.
Gemma Hollings, 37, was jailed for two counts of grievous bodily harm, and two of assault, in 'one of the worst cases of domestic violence' police had ever seen.
Paul Kirkpatrick, 30, had his neck slashed with a bottle, suffered a cut above his eye, and had a bone in his face broken after a vicious attack in May.
Police found the victim lying in the street after he ran away from the home he shared with his partner in Darwen, Lancashire.
He told officers that she had caused the wounds after an argument over her hair straighteners.
Speaking after the hearing at Preston Crown Court, DC Jenny Berry, said: 'The victim suffered very traumatic injuries. They could have potentially been fatal.
'This was a nasty attack. It is certainly one of the most serious cases of domestic violence I have ever come across. It was a relentless assault.
'Justice has now been done for the victim and he just wants to forget about the whole thing and move on with his life.'comments powered by Disqus
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