30-year-old man ordered to pay just £75 compensation after leaving his girlfriend with horrific injuries and soaked in blood
Louise Reed, who was a victim of Robert Jenney's immense physical abuse, slammed the sentence imposed by magistrates on her boyfriend
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A certain man who allegedly knocked out his girlfriend and left her alone in a pool of blood has to pay her a paltry sum of £75 in compensation, reports the Daily Mail. Louise Reed, who was a victim of Robert Jenney's immense physical abuse, slammed the sentence imposed by magistrates on her boyfriend and told the officials how she had to flee through her kitchen window to escape him.
In order to win a tiny glimmer of justice, she posted a picture of herself that she had taken right after the horrendous attack on her Facebook. Also, in an emotionally moving post, she spoke of how a "strong independent woman," she was; all of which disappeared upon meeting Jenney, who wore "unforgettable look of hate and anger" on his face.
Reed and Jenney had been friends since they were teenagers and had met each other by pure chance at a Middlesbrough FC match, where they rekindled their friendship and eventually even started dating each other. However, their three-month relationship came to an end after two shockingly violent attacks, Teesside Magistrates' Court was told on August 23.
Despite all the evidence of abuse suffered by Reed at the hands of Jenney, the court gave him only a 12-month community order. Speaking about which she said, "The sentenced he received is disgusting, he should have been sent to prison because he could have killed me. I suffer from nightmares and have trouble sleeping, I need to move out of my house, and have a fresh start with my daughter."
She added, "I am suffering from depression, but he is free to get on with his life, it feels like he's been let off." As per the publication, Jenney's punishment for his horrific crimes will be to do ten days of rehabilitation activity, along with a 12-month long restraining order that requires him to stay away from Reed. Along with that, he was also ordered to pay a sum of £75 as compensation to her and £165 in court costs.
Reed is also mother to a daughter named Skyler-Mae.
Reed wrote in her Facebook post, "I'm a fiery person, someone who stands up for themselves but when you're faced with the person you thought you had a future with charging towards you with what I can only describe as an unforgettable look of hate and anger on their face, that strong independent woman disappears. Being punched, thrown about and head-butted in the face and being made to feel like a prisoner in my own home having to climb out of the window whilst pouring with blood to run for help is a memory that will stay with me forever."
"Feeling like such an idiot and fool, taken in by what I thought was a kind, sweet, romantic boyfriend, who would have done anything for me for then to turn at the slightest argument or disagreement, become controlling, aggressive, unrecognizable. He isn't the man I met when I was 13 years old. I don't know this person anymore and I'm starting to question whether I actually ever did."
Speaking about Jenney and people who tend to behave in a similar manner, she further said, "The thing is with these type of people, they have a certain way of making you believe it's your fault, that you've started the argument, that you've pushed them to do what they've done. They manipulate you into thinking it's all in your head and you're the problem when in actual fact, it's all mind games to break you down. I have a three-year-old girl who I now have to pluck up the courage to face and try and explain why Mammy's face is poorly, why I'm covered in bruises, why Mammy isn't her happy self and is quite sad and why Rob won't be coming round anymore."
Describing the attacks on her inflicted by Jenney, she told the court, "When we first got together he was perfect, he treated me lovely and cooked me meals. I'd known him since I was 13-years-old so I trusted him and really liked him. But after a while, we started to argue. We would have the slightest argument, but he would overreact and then make me feel like it was my fault."
"He would also argue with my best friends, it was like he wanted to leave me with nobody, he didn't like me going out either." Their arguments turned into violence soon, and it was on July 21 that Reed was assaulted by her boyfriend for the first time.
But even after all the pain he put her through, Reed still gave Jenney a chance to redeem himself. She said: "I actually felt like he needed help and I gave him a second chance after we spoke about some form of help. He said it wouldn't happen again."
But it was just over two weeks later that Jenney attacked her for the second time. Reed continued: 'We were arguing at my house, and then he turned violent. He attacked me and left me unconscious. I woke up to see him sitting rolling a cigarette, there was blood everywhere. I ran to the back door but the key was missing, it was also missing out of the front door."
In the end, Reed had to have the bridge of her nose glued after the attack, and she said that she had to flee out of her own kitchen window, so that she could seek help from her neighbors, who were the ones to call the police in the end.