A domestic violence victim has released shocking images of the injuries she sustained during a horrific attack by her former partner.
Brave Robyn Bennett, 25, said she believed she was going to be killed when she was set upon by thug Alexander Wyatt, 28.
The brutal and sustained attack left Robyn severely battered and bruised across her face and body.
Wyatt was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Tuesday after he admitted assault causing actual bodily harm at Exeter Crown Court.
After the case Robyn released graphic images of her injuries as she wanted to encourage other women to speak out.
The primary school catering assistant said how she had been going out with Wyatt for about four months at the time of the attack, and was unaware he had previous convictions.
The couple had travelled to Torquay, Devon, with two other friends to watch a wrestling event at St Peter’s Community Centre on the day of the attack in January last year.
They left and went across the road to The Haywain pub, but Robyn walked out because Wyatt began verbally belittling her, and carried on ringing her and calling her abusive names.
The group then set off by car back home to Exeter, Devon, and he was sitting in the passenger front seat when he leaned back and lashed out at Robyn, who was sat behind.
The other back seat passenger tried to protect her and when Robyn tried to duck down to avoid the blows, he grabbed her hair and banged her head into the arm rest.
The court heard how the driver of the car was unable to pull over during the attack as they were on the South Devon Expressway leading out of Torbay.
When the car finally stopped, Wyatt got out and continued his violent outburst.
Robyn said that Wyatt punched and kicked her in the face and chest after the car stopped and his two male friends were unable to pull him off.
The attack only ended when a family of strangers stopped their car and Wyatt was dragged away, and Robyn was taken to hospital with severe bruising to her face and body.
She had a cut lip and problems with a black spot in her vision in one eye which persisted for months.
Afterwards her own daughter was afraid to look at her, and the young family who saved her and drove her to hospital asked her to cover her head because her face was so beaten it was scaring their two children.
Following the incident, Robyn suffered headaches, flashbacks and nightmares and the attack had a drastic effect on her life.
The attack has such an impact on her that she gave up her own home and moved back with her parents.
She also had to change jobs because her work was close to the office from where Wyatt ran his recruitment business.
After the hearing the young mum thanked the couple with two young children who intervened and saved her.
She said: “I knew he wanted to kill me, I could see it in his eyes.
“His two friends together couldn’t stop him. He had lost the plot. They went to the Hare and Hounds pub to try get help but it was closed.
“I was lying in the middle of the road and he was kicking me in the head – I had a dent in my face afterwards – I saw a car and I put my arm up and the family stopped.
“They dragged me into their car and took me straight to hospital.
“The woman asked me to cover my face up because it was scaring her children.
“He would have killed me if those people hadn’t arrived. I have been in touch since to thank them for stopping and helping me.”
Afterwards Ms Bennett published pictures showing the extent of her injuries.
She added: “The court case brought it all back and I don’t think anybody understands unless they have been through it.
“I wanted people to see what he had done to me and in a way it has made me feel better.
“I have had so many amazing messages from other women who said they wished they had spoken up instead of keeping quiet.
“If you keep silent, the next time you could be dead.”
“It was so horrendous. When I sat in the court I felt awful but I said to my mum ‘Why do I feel bad. I’ve done nothing but be a normal person’.”