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A violent carjacker who has left his victim with permanent sight impairment after he repeatedly struck her with a hammer has been sent to prison.
Despite trying to deny the offence, West Midlands Police officers built up an overwhelming case against the thug.
Majid Ali repeatedly struck his victim over the head before stealing her Audi A1 from Coventry Road, Sheldon, on 19th March last year.
The savage, unprovoked and ferocious attack left Blythe Mason-Boyle with serious cuts across her face and a fractured eye socket.
The 24-year-old now suffers from permanent eye damage and received counselling to overcome the trauma of her ordeal at the hands of Ali.
18-year-old Ali, of Mountford Street, Sparkhill, was today sentenced to nine years behind bars.
Miss Mason-Boyle said:
“This has been a challenging and frustrating ten months, but justice has been served.
“I would like to think this carries the message that under no circumstances is it ever justified to attack any vulnerable person for a materialistic object.
“I can finally move forward with a life that’s been on hold and bring closure to this chapter.”
DC Rebecca Woodcock, from CID, added:
“This was a ferocious attack on a defenceless woman whose injuries sadly continue to impact her today.
“She has suffered both physical and emotional pain as a result of the happened at the hands of Ali.
“He has refused to take responsibility for what he did, but we’ve helped to ensure he has time to reflect on his savage actions off the streets.”
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