A man accused of blinding his girlfriend during an attack which also left her with a fractured jaw and broken nose has today been jailed for life.
Truro Crown Court heard how Shane Jenkin, 33 from Hayle, strangled his girlfriend, Tina Nash, until she passed out. He then carried out a violent attack on the mother-of-two.
Mr Jenkin pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent.
Tina Nash, said "At least he has taken responsibility for changing my life forever.
"I truly feel that, when he was strangling me, he was trying to murder me.
"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."