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Blinded Tina's boyfriend jailed for assaulting her

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: July 25, 2013

Tina Nash leaving court when her first partner, Sean Jenkin, was jailed.

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THE NEW boyfriend of Hayle mum Tina Nash – who was blinded in an horrific domestic assault in 2011 – has been jailed for attacking her.

Mother-of-two Tina, 33, permanently lost her sight in April 2011 when Shane Jenkin, 34, gouged her eyes out.

The 18-stone bodybuilder was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least six years in a secure mental health unit before being considered for release.

Tina, a former beautician, launched a media campaign urging other victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships as she tried to rebuild her life.

But a second man has now been jailed for attacking her.

Roland Alli, 32, was due to stand trial for common assault but changed his plea last week at Truro Magistrates' Court.

Alli was jailed for 14 weeks.

The court heard Alli, from Plymouth, subjected "extremely vulnerable" Tina to a "sustained" attack in her home on June 16.

Alli was also handed a restraining order banning him from going anywhere near Tina's home or contacting her again.

The attack came just three days after Alli appeared before magistrates for scuffling with a policeman on the housing estate where Tina lives. Magistrates heard he was in a drunken rage after being kicked out of her house in Penzance when he was approached by PC Ian Ridge.

Alli pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour after struggling with the officer.

He was fined £35 with £80 costs and surcharge.

He was also told to pay £100 compensation to PC Ridge and given a drink banning order for a year.

Tina's latest turbulent relationship comes despite her becoming a high-profile campaigner against domestic violence.

After her ordeal at the hands of Jenkin she wrote a book highlighting the scourge of abuse in the home and begged other victims to seek help.

Out Of The Darkness describes how Jenkin beat her unconscious and poked out her eyes at her home, telling her: "You're never going to see your kids again."

She wrote that after the 12-hour attack, which also left her with a broken jaw and nose: "I sat up and reached my hand to my face ... and felt my eyeball hanging halfway down my cheek.

"My other eye was swollen to the size of a tennis ball."

Tina's advice for other victims was: "It's not going to get better, it's going to get worse."

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  • emurfitt  |  July 25 2013, 5:35PM

    The days when society blamed the victim are supposed to be over. What we need are lengthy prison sentences for the perpetrators - something to send a clear message to would-be women beaters to think before they act. This sentence is a joke. And we call ourselves civilized.

  • BradleyJJS  |  July 25 2013, 3:09PM

    RnB I suspect if that was the case the court would have been told, had you said it is the group of people she is associated with I might have accepted it. But after what this lady has been through I cannot accept your three attempts at making a valid point is anything other coming from someone seeking some form of justification for beating women, because where I come from there is no justification for hurting a female ever. If a female took things too far with me I would sooner walk than lay a hand on her.

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  • rags_n_bones  |  July 25 2013, 12:41PM

    It makes you wonder if Tina Nash is 50% of the problem.

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  • rags_n_bones  |  July 25 2013, 12:40PM

    It makes you wonder if Tina Nash is 50% of the problem.

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  • rags_n_bones  |  July 25 2013, 12:39PM

    It makes you wonder if Tina Nash is 50% of the problem.

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