IT should have been the happiest day of Amy Dawson’s life, but instead she is still getting over the nightmare events of her wedding.
And the 22-year-old blasted her former sweetheart, who she says “means nothing to me now” after slamming the sentence he was given in court for his attack on her as “soft”.
Mum-of-one Amy, an accountancy student, has now filed for divorce, and it should come through in 12 months’ time.
She said: “When I first met Gavin, he was lovely, I couldn’t fault him. He was caring and loving, and when we found we were having baby, we were delighted.
“I fell pregnant after eight months, but almost straight away, Gavin became controlling and manipulative. It was like walking on eggshells.
“When he lashed out at me on my wedding night, I thought I was going to die. I was terrified.
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“He looked like he was going to kill me.
“After the attack, he left the room and I tried to escape, but he came back in and continued to beat me.
“Eventually, I escaped and found a hotel porter, who called the police.
“It was such a lovely day, and I was devastated it ended the way it did.
“It was a huge celebration full of friends and family, and I thought it would have been the fresh start we needed.
“The community order was far too soft. The restraining order is the only thing keeping me strong.
“He means nothing to me now.”