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West Bridgford
Thursday, 26 November 2020

80-year-old woman lost sight in one eye after Christmas attack

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An 80-year-old lost her sight in one eye and was hospitalised over the festive period after being brutally attacked by a woman last Christmas.

Susan Lamb, 55 of Mansfield Woodhouse, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, unlawful wounding and controlling and coercive behaviour at Nottingham Crown Court.

The attack on 16 December 2019 left the victim hospitalised over Christmas and resulted in her losing her sight in one eye.

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Officers were called to King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield on the afternoon of Christmas Eve at the request of her doctor.

The victim reported to hospital staff that she had been assaulted and had significant bruising across all of her body and a serious injury to her right eye.

The attack happened at Lamb’s home after an argument about being late to be picked up from the train station.

The victim disclosed that she had been assaulted previously including being punched to the face by the woman, as well as being kicked, which resulted in bruising.

Lamb was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.

Detective Constable David Nicks who led the investigation, said: “The injuries the victim suffered were extremely horrific, some of the worst I have known in my 24 years working for the force.

“The attack was so brutal that the victim will never be able to see again in her right eye and had to have the eyeball removed.

“The victim was left with life-changing injuries, and understandably remains very traumatised by the incident.

“We take a zero tolerance approach towards perpetrators who inflict such violence and are determined to provide justice for victims.”