Attack ruined mother’s life

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A university student had to give up her studies after being attacked by her boyfriend, a court heard.

Lee Feham, 34, of Milbourne Street, Blackpool, grabbed hold of his victim’s hair and pulled her to the floor before grabbing her son, who was trying to protect her, by his top and one foot.

The couple had been at the Marton Institute on Novermber 17, where they had a row.

Feehan later attacked the woman after barging into her Blackpool home.

He denied assaulting the woman and her son and damaging her mobile phone but was found guilty at trial.

He was sentenced to 20 weeks in jail, suspended for 18 months, and put on an 18-month supervision order.

He was ordered to pay £100 compensation to each of his victims, £450 compensation for the damage, £250 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

The woman, who was a student at the University of Central Lancashire, described the impact the attack had on her in a statement heard by Blackpool magistrates.

She said: “It had a catastrophic effect on my life and my son’s.

“I was constantly crying and diagnosed with depression by my doctor.

“I was unable to sleep and did not want to leave the house.

“I lost two stone in weight and lost all interest in eating and living.

“Since this incident I have had to drop out of uni.

“This was extremely disappointing for me, as I had worked very hard to get where I was.”