Man convicted of savage beating

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A MAN has today (Thursday, March 29tth) been convicted of a horrifying attack on a woman in Blackburn.

Sam Carrington, 22, savagely assaulted the 33 year old woman as she walked along George Street West on Saturday, September 23rd last year.

His victim suffered injuries including a fractured jaw, bleed on the brain and a number of lost teeth. She has not physically recovered and has been left permanently disfigured. She has three metal plates in her jaw and suffers recurring headaches. Following extensive enquiries police arrested and charged Carrington and at Burnley Crown Court he was convicted of charges of attempted rape and sexual assault on a female. He had previously admitted Section 18 - grievous bodily harm with intent.

 The scene of the attack

Carrington, of no fixed address, will be sentenced on June 8th.

Detective Sgt Mel Kelly, of East CID, said: “This was one of the most vicious and brutal attacks I have ever witnessed. It is little short of a miracle that the victim was not more seriously injured or even killed and in fact the victim herself believed during the attack that she was going to die. The CCTV footage of this assault is truly horrifying. I would like to commend the victim for having the strength to support the prosecution to see justice served against Carrington who is clearly an extremely dangerous man.”

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