The last thing a newly-wedded bride expects on her wedding night is to be beaten by her husband, but that sad reality faced 22-year-old Amy Dawson from the UK when her spouse, 29-year-old Gavin Golightly, beat her brutally because he was unable to remove her wedding dress.
Golightly seemed to have taken the partying aspect of his own wedding very seriously, claiming he was high on drugs and alcohol at the time he beat his new wife and doesn't recall the incident.
Dawson said that the drug-fuelled attack on her was so severe that she thought she was going to die.
"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. Eventually, I escaped and found a hotel porter, who called the police."
"It was such a lovely day, and I was devastated it ended the way it did. It was a huge celebration full of friends and family, and I thought it would have been the fresh start we needed."
"The defendant then tried to undo Ms Dawson's dress. She received a crochet (to undo the dress with), but the defendant then refused to undo his new wife's dress. The defendant then jumped up from his chair, approached Ms Dawson and pushed her over. He then sat on top of her and started punching her with clenched fists. He then got up and left the room. It appears that the defendant then came back to the room."
"He remembers waking up in a hotel room and said he does not get angry when he takes drugs. Ms. Dawson had a cut above her left eyebrow and some bruises to her face and chest area."
[Image via Mirror UK]