A troubled ex soldier who broke his girlfriend’s jaw in a drunken rage was advised “all I did was love you” by his heartbroken sufferer.

Sarah Caulfield suffered fractures to her cheek and jaw, leading to metallic plates and screws being fitted in her face, and wanted to have two enamel eliminated.

Her attacker, 30-year-old Sean Carmichael, was jailed for 15 months at Liverpool Crown Court docket after admitting inflicting GBH with out intent.

In a shifting sufferer affect assertion, learn out in courtroom, Ms Caulfield stated, “I hope sooner or later you’ll realise what you probably did to me – all I did was love you.”

The courtroom heard that after leaving the military just a few years in the past Carmichael, who has earlier convictions for violence, had “struggled to combine himself in civilian life.”



Sean Carmichael, 30, of Oxford Street, Huyton, who was jailed for 15 months for battering his ex companion

“He has sought help from alcohol and medicines however he appreciates that exacerbates his state of affairs, it’s a quick time period repair. It makes his psychological well being issues all the more serious ultimately,” stated Cheryl Mottram, defending.

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Claire Jones, prosecuting, stated Carmichael, who suffers from submit traumatic stress dysfunction, had been in a 12 month on-off relationship with Ms Caulfield after turning into mates in rehabilitation.

The pair had been in a residence for ex-service personnel in Heathgate Avenue, Speke the place they drank lager and vodka on the night of June 29.

An argument developed round midnight and Ms Caulfield described, “cuddling one second after which he snapped the following minute.”

The courtroom heard Carmichael smacked her with an open palm, dragged her by the hair, threw her onto the mattress and hit her a number of instances to the face.

Ms Jones stated: “She tried at one level to attempt to defend herself by dragging a mascara wand down his face and managed to get out and went to the communal space the place employees had been readily available to assist.”

Cops, already summoned by employees due to the commotion, arrived and located she had extreme swelling to her left cheek and jaw and Carmichael was “drunk and irate.”

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Ms Caulfield, who addressed her sufferer affect assertion to the defendant, stated: “I do not assume you actually perceive what you’ve accomplished to me mentally, emotionally and bodily. I can’t even take a look at myself within the mirror any extra.”

She stated all she sees within the mirror is a “disfigured face” and described having nightmares most nights.

The courtroom heard Ms Caulfield additionally has no sensation in her chin which she stated “won’t ever return. I must reside with this for the remainder of my life.

“I’ll by no means be the identical individual once more, all my confidence has gone.

“I cherished you with all my coronary heart. You had been my finest mate and that Friday we had been planning to reside collectively and I used to be shifting in with you and couldn’t have been extra completely happy and never for one second did I feel it might finish because it did.”

She stated she was not writing the letter for sympathy however in order that he would know what he had accomplished to her.

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She stated: “Bruises fade however the psychological and emotional scars won’t ever fade.”

Carmichael, of Oxford Street, Huyton , sat along with his head in his arms because the assertion was learn however was agitated within the dock whereas being sentenced by Recorder Katherine Pierpoint.

The choose stated: “You settle for the connection was a poisonous one when each utilizing substances.”

The courtroom heard that his earlier offending consists of two convictions for minor violence whereas within the military and he was jailed in 2012 for 12 months for wounding and assault.

Recorder Pierpoint stated it was clear since his launch on bail final month for the assault he has sought assist for his difficulties and issues that must be overcome.

She stated:“You’ve got good perception into these issues and eager to handle them.”

Miss Mottram had advised the courtroom how he has been engaged on a building website and been participating with an ex-veterans organisation.

“He wants some help {and professional} help. That’s what will cease him offending and being on this state of affairs once more.”

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