A man who threw his girlfriend out of a fourth-floor window has been jailed for 20 years.
Iain MacLachlan Sim, 28, of Eden Court, Lillington, Leamington, was found guilty of attempted murder last month and warned to prepare himself for ‘a very long sentence indeed’.
Judge Lockhart read out a statement from her which read: ‘Before he attacked me and threw me out the window, I was healthy and about to start work at a local care home, I was unable to start that work.
‘I am in constant pain with my legs, I can’t walk properly and have to use a walking stick or wheelchair.
‘Every week I attend Warwick Hospital. The attack on me has changed my life and not for the better. It has left me constantly depressed.
‘I relive the incident every day in my head. I hear him shouting at me, every time I close my eyes I hear this.
‘I have a large amount of metal pins in my legs which is painful. It is long term and life changing injuries which restrict what I can do. With the help of family and friends I am starting to cope.
‘I also have to attend an appointment at UHCW every three months for a check up and see a number of specialists.
‘Since the attack I have started to have fits. I would love to work again, that is my aim, but it is difficult to do that because of my injuries.’
Judge Andrew Lockhart told him: ‘This was an offence under the influence and there have been past threats with another girlfriend.
‘Two women have been targeted by you, in the four month period. Both were threatened with knives.
‘You are in denial but you are a danger to women you are in a relationship with. You are dangerous.’
Judge Lockhart gave Sim an extended sentence of 20 years – 16 years custodial and four years on licence.
He was also given a restraining order against his victim, meaning he cannot directly or indirectly contact her for 20 years.