During the proceedings at Notts Crown Court, Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, read out a statement on behalf of the victim, who cannot be named.
“The attack has changed my life. I will never be the same again.”
“It is hard to convey how hard the attack has impacted on my life.”
“I now panic when I hear footsteps and as a result of the attack my relationship with my partner has struggled.”
“I now have a square jaw and I constantly sound like I have a sore throat because of the strangling.”
“It is extremely hard to explain in a statement the impact that it has had on me.”