Carlisle man jailed for leaving wife with brain injury

A Carlisle man who badly beat his wife leaving her with serious brain injuries has been jailed for three years.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how Sean McDonald repeatedly attacked his wife Lillian at their home in Morton Street.

The 40-year-old, who has 97 previous convictions, admitted three charges of assault and two of assaulting a police officer on 5 June.

The hearing was told how Mrs McDonald spent four days in hospital being treated for blood clots on the brain.

She later told police her husband had been "violent since the day they were married".

The court heard that McDonald already had a string of convictions, including several for violence.

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