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Cornishman Pleads Guilty to GBH Over Blinding Attack
6:49pm 13th April 2012
(Updated 6:49pm 13th April 2012)
A Cornishman pleads guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent, after a horrific attack which left a Hayle mum of two blind.
Tina Nash was strangled and assaulted at her home last year.
33 year old local Shane Jenkin has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.
Speaking outside Truro Crown Court, Detective Inspector Chris Strickland from Devon and Cornwall police, said: "This was a premeditated, sustained and vicious attack on a defenceless woman.
"Our view is that Jenkin deliberately strangled Tina into a state of unconsciousness in order that he could inflict these terrible injuries. Tina's life will never be the same and her lifelong disability will be a constant reminder of the attack.
Tina Nash said: "I am pleased that Jenkin has today pleaded guilty and has at least taken responsibility for changing my life forever. He has taken everything from me and robbed me of one of the most precious things in life – my sight.
"I miss the things which people take for granted the most such as seeing the sky and the sea. Sometimes I feel as though I've been buried alive, claustrophobic and not in control of my life.
"I actually look forward to going to sleep because in my dreams I have sight. It's when I wake up that the truth hits home.
“Some days I just don't want to get up but I'm determined to provide a future for my children and this is my motivation.6:49pm 13th April 2012
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