VIDEO: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Wigan assault victim furious at court verdict
A Wigan mum who was one of two women assaulted by a man in a vicious midnight attack has blasted her assailant's '˜lenient' court sentence.
Emma Mason-Lucas, from Norley Hall, blasted the justice system after Jamie Dainty walked from court with a community order.
In an attack captured on CCTV 19-year-old Dainty, of Avon Road, kicks and hammers on the door of Ms Mason-Lucas’ Severn Drive address and when she emerges lets loose a flurry of punches.
She took photos showing an array of large, dark bruises and cuts to her back, arms, legs and shoulders.
Her mum Brenda Farmandel was also assaulted in the incident and Ms Mason-Lucas says she believes the terrifying ordeal was much more serious than magistrates recognised.
Dainty pleaded guilty to the two cases of assault by beating and was given a six-week curfew and told to pay Â£150 in compensation.
She is now attempting to make an official complaint about the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the bench which sat at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on May 23.
Ms Mason-Lucas, 34, said: “I just feel so let down and betrayed by the justice system. It’s disgusting he only got a curfew.
“I heard hard banging on the door and I’ve swung it open to push him away. He’s punched me in the head several times. I couldn’t wash my hair for several days because it was so sore.
“He’s also grabbed my neck and if I’d hit the spoiler of my car in a different place I could have died or been paralysed.
“It’s not justice. I’ve got the CCTV footage and I feel the CPS should have been pushing for a more serious charge.
“I’ve looked into appealing but I went to numerous solicitors and none of them help victims. I’ve been going round in circles.”
The dispute appears to have begun after Ms Mason-Lucas spotted young relatives of Dainty’s on her shed and shouted at them to get down.
The Crown Prosecution Service says assault by beating, or battery, covers intentionally or recklessly using force against someone else while assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) inflicts hurt which is “more than transient or trifling”.