Manchester

Man jailed for stamping on ex-girlfriend's head

A man who stamped on his former girlfriend's head so violently that she suffered permanent brain damage has been jailed at Manchester Crown Court.

Andrew Fahy, 30, of no fixed address, admitted section 19 assault and was sentenced to six years and nine months.

The court heard his 27-year-old victim could no longer care for her two children after the attack at a house in Blackley, Manchester, in May 2009.

She was treated in intensive care and spent several months in hospital.

'Horrendous injuries'

The court heard that Fahy threw a phone at the woman before knocking her to the floor and repeatedly stamping on her head at the house on Ashdown Grove.

Her family have been told her condition will not improve over time, police said.

Speaking after the sentence, Det Con Sarah Wright said: "Fahy attacked the woman, a former girlfriend, without provocation and with appalling ferocity.

"As a result she suffered what can only be described as horrendous injuries, the physical and emotional scars of which will never heal.

"The consequences of Fahy's actions are far-reaching, as the victim can no longer even care for her own children, such were the injuries she sustained.

"GMP and the courts take a very dim view of those who subject partners to domestic abuse and we will do all we can to bring offenders to justice and support victims throughout the criminal process and beyond."

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