A TELECOMS manager stamped on his girlfriend as if she was a ‘squashed beetle’ when she tackled him about coming home drunk from a night out.
Sebastian Swamy kicked mum-of-two Abigail Blake to the ground in a rage before stamping on her back and chest, shouting: ‘I’ve had enough of you — you need to shut up.’
As she lay seriously injured, he took her mobile phone and locked himself in a room at the couple’s home to stop her calling 999 for help.
Ms Blake, 42, of Knutsford, Cheshire, said she felt like a squashed beetle during the July 2017 assault. She suffered a severed spinal cord and a punctured lung and had to be rescued by neighbours. She was unable to walk for months, cannot lift her toddler son and had to quit her job as a Manchester Airport operations manager.
Chester crown court was told the ‘hugely powerful stamp’ had inflicted ‘life-changing damage’. Swamy, from a wealthy family in Ascot, Berkshire, was jailed for three years and four months after he admitted causing grievous bodily harm. He said he had been drinking heavily after losing £100,000 in a scam.
During sentencing, Judge Steven Everett told Swamy: ‘You were truly, truly horrible and showed horrendous behaviour towards your partner. This has had a catastrophic effect on her life.’