Blinded mum attacked again

Last updated 10:33 20/06/2013
Tina Nash
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Tina Nash was blinded in a horrific 12-hour attack two years ago.

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Tina Nash, who lost her sight when her then abusive boyfriend Shane Jenkin gouged out her eyes in one of Britain's most horrific domestics assaults, has been attacked again.

Ms Nash was allegedly assaulted by her new boyfriend, Roland Alli, on Sunday.

Alli, 32, appeared before magistrates on Tuesday charged with common assault. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody.

Since her blinding by Jenkin in 2011, Ms Nash has become a fierce campaigner against domestic violence and has written a book about her terrifying experience.

In it she describes how the 111kg Jenkin beat her unconscious during a 12-hour attack at her home.

He told her: "You're never going to see your kids again."

She wrote in Out of Darkness: "I sat up and reached my hand to my face and felt my eyeball hanging halfway down my cheek."

The attack, for which Jenkin was given a life sentence, took place while her children were sleeping in the same house.

Ms Nash told the Guardian newspaper last year that she thought she would lose her children as a result of her blinding and had begged her family to "finish me off".

She has urged victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships: "It's not going to get better, it's going to get worse."

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