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Grimsby man Oliver Mayes jailed for giving girlfriend brain damage

Oliver Mayes Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Oliver Mayes will serve a minimum of seven and a half years in prison

A man has been jailed for life after leaving his girlfriend with brain damage in an attack.

Oliver Mayes, 28, from Grimsby pleaded guilty at Hull Crown Court to the attempted murder of his partner.

She was left with brain damage after Mayes repeatedly stamped on her head and slashed her with a knife during the assault in May.

Mayes, of Eleanor Street, will serve a minimum of seven and a half years.

'Inflict violence'

The Crown Prosecution Service's principal crown advocate Jonathan Sharp said it was "one of the most extreme incidents of domestic violence I have ever prosecuted".

He said: "Her injuries are life-changing; for the victim herself, and also for her family.

"Due to the severity of the brain injuries, it is unlikely she will ever be able to live independently again."

He added: "Mayes poses a serious danger to women and the life sentence he will be serving sends out a clear message that we will robustly prosecute those who inflict violence against women."

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