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Fiancee attacked for asking ex to wedding

Preston Crown Court

Preston Crown Court

A man who attacked his fiancée with a table after she invited her ex to their wedding has been jailed.

Graham Mayers (pictured) slammed a coffee table into the side of his ex-partner’s body in a sustained and violent attack, Preston Crown Court heard.

Prosecutors said he also repeatedly punched her in the face and head and threatened to kill her.

His victim ended up collapsing on a neighbour’s doorstep suffering from a fractured cheekbone and five cracked ribs.

Mayers, 45, of Dickson Road, Blackpool pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill and inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Jailing Mayers for 21 months, Judge Michael Byrne said the victim kept having flashbacks of the attack and felt unable to go out alone.

Judge Byrne also made a 10-year restraining order, barring him from having any contact with the woman or going within 200 yards of her home.

Karen Brooks, prosecuting, said the couple had been in a relationship for 12 months and earlier this year he served a 12-week jail term for battery upon the same woman but the relationship had resumed when he came out of prison.

The court heard the pair met up on October 26 at Ma Kelly’s.

While walking back to her Blackpool flat they began to argue about someone who had been invited to the wedding.

The row started up again in the living room of her flat.

Mayers grabbed hold of a small coffee table and twice slammed it into her body

Breaking the table and throwing it to the floor, Mayers then punched her and struck the victim’s right leg with a broken table leg.

A woman visiting a neighbouring address saw the victim covered in blood and asking for help, moments before she collapsed on her neighbour’s doorstep.

Mayers was walking towards them and saying “I’m going to kill you”. The woman was taken into the house and the door shut.

He was arrested at 6am the next day after a police officer found him in a bin outside her home waiting for her.

Chris Hudson, defending, told the court: “She had wanted to bring her ex-partner to the wedding.“

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