A bride was brutally beaten by her husband on their wedding night because he couldn’t undo her dress. Amy Dawson was pinned to the floor by Gavin Golightly just hours after tying the knot in a romantic ceremony in County Durham in August. The 22-year-old had asked her new husband for help getting out of the white dress she was wearing when he launched the violent attack. Golightly, 29, said he was under the influence of drugs and could not remember the incident but pleaded guilty to assault at Peterlee Magistrates Court.
Miss Dawson, who shares a child with the man, said the attack was so severe she thought it would kill her.
‘When he lashed out on me on my wedding night I thought I was going to die. I was terrified.
‘He looked like he was going to kill me.
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