‘You’ll never see your kids again’: What boyfriend told young mother after he gouged her eyes out during 12-hour attack
A young mother who was blinded when her violent boyfriend gouged out both her eyes during a 12-hour attack has described in horrific detail the moment she felt her eyeball ‘hanging down my cheek.’
Tina Nash has relived the ordeal at the hands of cowardly Shane Jenkin, who beat her unconscious and poked out her eyes while she was asleep at her home in Cornwall.
She woke up ‘smothered in blackness’ to find the 18st thug squeezing her neck until ‘my head felt like it was going to explode’ and passed out three times in quick succession.
Woke up ‘smothered in blackness’: Mother-of-two Tina Nash (up) has told of the horrific moment she had her eyes gouged out by her violent boyfriend. She is pictured, down, before the attack in April last year
18st monster: Shane Jenkin (pictured with Miss Nash) squeezed her neck until ‘my head felt like it was going to explode’ during the 12-hour attack at her home
He continued throttling her to the point where she had an ‘out-of-body experience’ where she thought she could see her neighbours shouting at him to stop.
The mother-of-two said: ‘I came round the fourth time to the sound of gargling, the horrible sound of someone taking their last breath. Then I realised it was coming from me. I was so close to death my toes were curling in spasms.’
Jenkin finally stopped when she summoned the strength to force herself out from under the duvet to declare that she still loved him.
He told her that her eye was hanging out of her head and shouted: ‘You’re blind! You’re never going to see your kids again.’
Brave: Blind Tina Nash removes her sunglasses during an interview on ITV’s This Morning earlier this year to show the injuries inflicted on her by Jenkin
Helping others: Miss Nash says she wants to highlight the dangers of living with a violent partner
In extracts from her new book Out Of The Darkness published in the Sunday Mirror, Miss Nash said: ‘I sat up and reached my hand to my face… and felt my eyeball hanging halfway down my cheek.
‘I touched my slippery eyeball, like I couldn’t believe it was real. My other eye was swollen to the size of a tennis ball.’
All the time, Jenkin was screaming that it was her fault and continued the terrifying attack by dunking her head in the bath.
Thug: Jenkin was handed an inderterminate prison sentence in a mental hospital after admitting grievous bodily harm earlier this year