Vile thug who gouged out lovers eyes loses bid to be freed from prison

A man who was jailed for blinding his girlfriend by gouging her eyes out faces more jail time after his most recent bid for freedom was rejected.

Shane Jenkin, 42, was first given a life sentence after he attacked his then-girlfriend Tina Nash in 2021, leaving her permanently blinded.

Now he has been told he faces at least two more years in prison, according to a decision by the Parole Board.

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As exclusively reported by The Mail Online, the Board determined Jenkin was still too dangerous after considering evidence from his psychologist, a nurse, and the victim.

A spokesperson for the Parole Board said: "We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board refused the release of Shane Jenkins following an oral hearing at the end of May this year.

"Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community."

They added: "Under current legislation he will be eligible for a further review in due course. The date of the next review will be set by the Ministry of Justice."

Jenkin began his life behind bars in 2012 after he gouged out his girlfriend's eyes at her house in Hayle, Cornwall.

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The evil thug had watched a DVD featuring eye gouging the night before the attack, Truro Crown Court heard during his trial.

He also subjected Tina to a terrifying 12-hour attack, during which he broke her jaw and throttled her until she was unconscious – beginning the "premeditated, sustained and vicious" attack while she was asleep.

The victim described later how Jenkin had said to her: "You're never going to see your kids again."

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She had several operations over a four-week period, but surgeons were unable to save her eyes and give her back her sight.

The mother of two told the court of her heartache at knowing she will never again see her two sons, describing it as "like being buried alive".

The mum has written a book about the horror ordeal called Out Of The Darkness, in which she describes: "I sat up and reached my hand to my face… and felt my eyeball hanging halfway down my cheek.

"I touched my slippery eyeball, like I couldn't believe it was real. My other eye was swollen to the size of a tennis ball.

"It's not going to get better, it's going to get worse."


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