A traffic warden has spoken about the effect being beaten up by a bodybuilder who attacked her while she was doing her job.
Gillian Brooks, 62, was beaten up by Reece Wall, 23, after he found her next to his white BMW in Nottingham, where he had parked in a disabled bay.
He has now been given a 26-week prison sentence but Mrs Brooks, who was left unconscious and with a bleed on the brain, says the attack still haunts her today.
She said: I thought I was going to die. I thought this is how my life ends and I have never felt that way before.
She had to cancel a holiday to Germany because of her injuries and said that she felt Wall showed little remorse in court.
She said: Thats how it came across to me. I was not convinced. I am now weary about being approached. It is still affecting me today and it creeps up in every day situations.
I was an emotional wreck. I cried with relief that he has gone to prison for this. The emotional drain of it was unbearable.
I was desperate for this type of result. I wanted to show that this was a serious attack. This was a step too far.
I still struggle with my jaw and cant fully open it and eat, but it will take some time. I am aiming to get back to work now this is out the way.
It had a big impact emotionally and on my well-being. I struggle when going out of the house alone and worry when I see a white BMW. I have constant headaches.
Wall has also been ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation to Mrs Brooks following the attack on May 10 in Arnolds Croft Road car park.
Wall was also ordered to pay £200 after admitting causing ABH.
Prosecutor Daniel Pietryka told the court that the BMW was parked in a shop mobility bay without displaying a ticket.
Mrs Brooks asked his partner, who was alone in the car, to move it. She was still there when wall returned from a pharmacy and attacked her.
Mr Pietryka added: She suffered a head wound which required glueing.
When Wall was interviewed, he said “I lost my head”.
His lawyer Louise Winning said: There was no intention to cause harm and it was not a deliberate act.
The only explanation he can give was that at the time he was training for a body building competition, also modelling and dieting.
When he has no body fat, he does not function properly.
A probation report said Wall used steroids last year in readiness for a body building competition. But he had taken no other drugs and did not have an alcohol problem, the report added.
Magistrate David Clarson told him: This case involved a public servant going about her everyday duties, issuing a ticket to a car parked in an inappropriate way.
For whatever reason, you punched that person and on the way down, kicked her to the legs. The lady was unconscious for several minutes and had a serious bleed to the brain.
She spent two days in hospital and continued to suffer for some time, not only mentally and physically but it has affected her ability to work.