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A youth worker who was left with life-changing injuries following a brutal attack by her boyfriend has opened up about her domestic abuse struggles.
Jade Herbert, 25, had to spend a month in hospital after suffering serious scars to her face, head and left hand from when Fidal Robinson, 23, attacked her with a glass jug, chair, television, a pair of scissors and a bread knife.
Between October and December last year, Robinson attacked the youth worker several times since their relationship began in September.
Robinson, from Monsall, Manchester, was sentenced to 15 years in prison at Manchester Crown Court and was also given a lifetime restraining order meaning he cannot contact Ms Herbert.
The pair had begun a relationship after meeting on Snapchat but the behaviour of Robinson soon turned violent, with Ms Herbert describing him as an ‘immature egoist’.
Robinson, who has a lengthy criminal record which includes robbery, attacks on prison staff and an assault on his own mother in 2011, would turn abusive if Ms Herbert made plans to go out in the evening.
The 23-year-old also attacked Ms Herbert’s sister, Leah, when he met the relative for the first time in October after he had taken cocaine with another male friend.
Robinson was sentenced after admitting attempted murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating.