A WOMAN was held captive by her “animal” ex who beat her so badly she needed metal plates to rebuild her face.
Traumatised Lynn McCormack, 42, was punched, kicked and held against her will for three days in her home by former partner Florentin Ilie.
Ilie, 45, originally from Romania, attacked her so viciously that medics who treated Lynn believed he continued to batter her after she was unconscious.
Petite Lynn said she’s been left permanently disfigured after her horror ordeal in January.
She was introduced to her ex by pals but said that although he was initially charming, he quickly became “jealous and obsessive”.
I have had to leave the home that I loved because of him. My whole life has been ruined
And she told of her relief that Ilie has been locked up, after he was sentenced to nearly five years.
Lynn said: “What he done to me was horrific – he is an animal.
“I have been left with plates in my jaw, cheekbone, teeth and the whole right hand side of my face is numb and I had to have more than 30 stitches.
“I have had to leave the home that I loved because of him.
“My whole life has been ruined.
“I’m glad he is locked up and can’t do it to anyone else.”
The couple had been having a night in, at Lynn’s former home in Ayr, South Ayrshire, when Ilie “flipped”.
Lynn says she’ll be disfigured for life as Ilie was caged for four-and-a-half years[/caption]
Lynn said: “We were in the house one night and he just flipped.
“He punched me and knocked me out.
“He held me in the house for two nights and three days.
“When I came too, he wouldn’t let me leave and he beat me again twice.”
“My parents called the police and they finally came to the house and he was arrested and I was taken to hospital.”
When I came too, he wouldn’t let me leave and he beat me again
Lynn added: “The doctors said they thought, by the state of my injuries, he had continued hitting me even when I was unconscious.”
Ilie denied his crimes at a trial at Ayr Sheriff Court, and demanded an interpreter.
He was convicted, and a sheriff told him: “Your attitude to women is vile.”
The brute was sentenced to four-and-a-half years.
Lynn said: “He is saying that it never happened, and that he can’t speak English, but that’s a lie.
“He has been here for years and can speak perfect English.
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“He will never admit what he’s done and that’s what makes him so dangerous.
“He doesn’t think he has done wrong.
“I have been left with all these scars and my face will never be the same again, but now he is locked up, I know I am free of him.”
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