A 28-year-old man, Iain MacLachlan Sim of Eden Court, Lillington, Leamington, who threw his girlfriend out of a fourth-floor window has been jailed for 20 years.
Iain was found guilty of attempted murder last month and warned to prepare himself for ‘a very long sentence indeed’. Coventry Crown Court heard today his then-girlfriend suffered life-changing injuries after a violent argument ended with MacLachlan Sim hurling her from the window of the maisonette.
Judge Lockhart read out a statement from her which read: ‘Before he attacked me and threw me out the window, I was healthy and about to start work at a local care home, I was unable to start that work. ‘I am in constant pain with my legs, I can’t walk properly and have to use a walking stick or wheelchair.
Every week I attend Warwick Hospital. The attack on me has changed my life and not for the better. It has left me constantly depressed. ‘I relive the incident every day in my head. I hear him shouting at me, every time I close my eyes I hear this. ‘I have a large amount of metal pins in my legs which is painful. It is long term and life changing injuries which restrict what I can do.
With the help of family and friends I am starting to cope. ‘I also have to attend an appointment at UHCW every three months for a check up and see a number of specialists. ‘Since the attack I have started to have fits. I would love to work again, that is my aim, but it is difficult to do that because of my injuries.’