A deranged dad beat his girlfriend so savagely in a vicious 30 minute attack that the indent of his sovereign ring was left on her face.
Petite Gemma Ford was left with a broken nose, bruising to her neck and jaw plus two black eyes when brutal boyfriend Richard Mullen tried to strangle her and then beat her to a pulp. When the police caught up with vile Mullen, 37, the following day, they found an axe and a balaclava in the back of his car. The mum-of-four has now hit out at Mullen's 36-week sentence which means he will be free to roam the streets in less than four months.Gemma said: 'I think it's disgusting. He should have got at least a couple of years, especially since he has an appalling record of domestic violence.'I later found out that he was convicted for beating his ex with the same ring he hit me with and she still bears the scars.