A bodybuilding thug released a vicious assault on his girlfriend for ‘liking’ a pals’ Facebook posts – gouging her eyes after which maintaining her prisoner for 3 days so no person might see her black eyes.
Danny Bridges changed into remaining week located responsible for false imprisonment and two counts of real bodily damage in opposition to his companion after an attack in October ultimate year.
The 35-yr-old bricklayer, of Whitstable, Kent, throttled and punched his companion earlier than jamming his hands in her eyes, causing her to fear her eyes were going to ‘come out’.
To forestall friends and own family seeing his girlfriend’s black eyes and bruises, Bridges then stored his female friend prisoner in his flat between October 31 and November 2 final yr.
Following the attack, the sufferer texted a friend about the assault soliciting for assist – leading to her pal calling 999, with police storming Bridges’ flat on November 2 and arresting him. Officers found the victim, who has extreme facial bruising, locked in a bedroom.
Her police announcement stated that Bridges were given indignant after she ‘favored’ a number of Facebook postings via buddies, with her statement reading: ‘He was shouting at me and telling me off for liking other humans’ Facebook posts.
‘With every punch, I take into account seeing white flashes in my eyes – he controlled to paste his palms in my eyes by this factor.
‘He somehow managed to peel the eyelids lower back and it became internal out. It harms so much I concept I changed into going to be ill, I idea my eye became going to pop out’, the Kent Messenger newspaper reported after the 4-day trial remaining week.
But the sufferer refused to stand with the aid of her initial police statement, telling Canterbury Crown Court she got her injuries by using falling down a flight of stairs, tripping over a desk and hitting her head in opposition to a bathroom.
She also said she suffered bruises to her neck, arms and legs after having sex with Bridges.
Judge Rupert Lowe requested the sufferer: ‘So after you fell down the stairs and injured your lower back, you went to mattress, were given up, tripped over a table, then tripped over a rug and hit your face towards the toilet seat causing a pretty nasty injury. Then you were unwell, were given again into bed, after which had sexual sex?’
The sufferer informed the court docket that changed into her account, and that police had pressured her to offer evidence in opposition to Bridges.
The decide refused to consider the sufferer’s altered account of what came about, telling the court: ‘I actually have formed the preliminary view this is a totally dangerous guy.
‘Any lady who gets into a relationship with this man within the future is at the severe hazard of threat.’
A jury discovered Bridges, who has a string of previous convictions for attacking girls, guilty of false imprisonment and counts of real bodily damage after just one hour of deliberation – and he faces jail whilst he is sentenced on June 21.