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Ex-boyfriend attacked Blackburn girl's eyes
5:03pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
A BLACKBURN college student was left screaming in agony after her ex-boyfriend jabbed his fingers in her eyes and pushed down sharply.
Blackburn magistrates heard that Mohammed Uzair Ellahi threatened to put naked photographs of his former girlfriend on the Facebook website, and that he made abusive phone calls to her.
Ellahi, 19, of Burnley Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assaulting Angelika Chmielowiec and harassing her.
He was sentenced to 17 weeks in a Young Offender Institute.
Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said the couple started going out on New Year’s Eve and things were good at first.
“He became jealous and possessive, checking up on her and demanding her Facebook password so he could see who she was speaking to,” said Miss Akhtar.
“He had drug and alcohol problems and started to become violent towards her.”
Miss Chmielowiec got a room in student accommodation at the college and it was there that Ellahi attacked her eyes. A fellow student called Adam responded to her screaming and Miss Chmielowiec was able to run to a friends room and they locked themselves in,” said Miss Akhtar.
“The friend told her not to look in the mirror because of the damage to her eyes that was already visible.
“Both her eyes ended up closing and going black.”
Two days after the assault Ellahi was banned from the college grounds after being caught smoking cannabis.
“At the beginning of this month he began to threaten her with the pictures and to prove he still had them posted them on the internet for a few moments before removing them,” said Miss Akhtar.
“He began sending threatening and abusive texts and repeated the threat to post the pictures.”
Keith Rennison, defending, said it was clear his client had issues with relationship.
“He needs to address his attitude towards alcohol, women and domestic violence,” admitted Mr Rennison.