Catherine Collings, 51, blinded her disabled husband in one eye, damaged the other eye, beat him with his crutch, ripped open his scrotum by lifting him up by his testicles using her fingernails. Suspended sentence.

Our thanks to Mark for this. From the article:

During a campaign of violence against her ex-husband, Collings also left him blind in one eye after poking his eyes with her fingers.

And on the day she ripped a hole in his scrotum, she beat Mr Collings, who lost a leg in a car crash when he was 20, with his crutch…

Recorder Simon Levene said: ‘You have admitted five offences over a prolonged period against a victim, your husband, already grievously disabled.

‘In effect he has lost the sight in one eye as a result of a series of assaults which are unforgivable.

‘I will treat you as a man inflicting this damage on his wife – very very severe injuries indeed.’

She was handed a two year jail sentence suspended for two years.


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • GOD DAMNIT!!!!!

    Another one gets away with it!

    When will you people get off your ass and do something?!?!?!?!?

    Only when YOU are next???

  • Anthony R

    So where is the review by the attorney general for such a lenient sentence?

    Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

  • As Philip Davies said in his talk in last months ICMI anyone can lodge a complaint with the Attorney General stating that they believe that a sentence is ‘unduly lenient’ and there have been instances where the sentences have been overturned.
    The complaint must be registered within 28 days. It’s not clear from the article when the sentence was handed down but I’ll look into it and lodge a complaint if possible.
    I suggest that others do the same

    • Details: 01-08-2016; Exeter crown court; case no T20140513; Catherine Ann Collings

  • Lars Olesen

    ” I will treat you as a man”….. Law should be same for all!!!

    Sent from my iPhone 6S

  • OK It seems that the hearing was on Monday at Exeter Crown Court #ICD Catherine Ann Collings, Exeter Room: 2 at 09:23
    So there is time to lodge a complaint with the Attorney General.
    How about it guys?

  • If you want to make a complaint because you believe the sentence is too lenient, contact and mention these details: 01-08-2016; Exeter crown court; case no T20140513; Catherine Ann Collings

  • epistemol

    “I will treat you as a man”
    What can he have meant?
    By their DEEDS ye shall know them….

    Sent from My Pink Little Pony wind up toy phone.

  • cheannaich

    Back in the days of New Labour, Harman, Eagle, Cooper etc promoted ‘equality’. Nowadays via the cabinet equality unit ( formerly the Women and Equality Unit) they set about treating women offenders somewhat more leniently. Their policy which was trialled in a few areas has now been rolled out across the country. Its aim is to intervene in female offending across the various agencies i.e MOJ, National Offender Management Service, National Probation Service and the Police.
    How it ‘intervenes’ is akin to having an illness and going to the health professionals. Imagine an abscess. One pitches up in the old days and they might confine one in a leper or plague colony. Nowadays, the intervene and treat with antibiotics and as a last resort, with surgery.
    Same applies to women and criminal acts. From first contact with police, the intention is to mitigate any negative impacts on the female. That is why they get the sentence for the likes of the above.

    • Firstly female offenders have ALWAYS been treated much (not ‘somewhat’) more leniently than men. Secondly what you are describing is a focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment, but why is this the approach with female offenders and not male offenders? Are male offenders not deemed capable or worthy of rehabilitation?
      This blatant gender bias in our criminal justice system is an absolute disgrace and this Catherine Collings case is a glaring example of the injustices that it produces.
      She blinded and repeatedly and viciously assaulted her defenceless handicapped husband yet she will not serve a single day in prison.
      That is WRONG!

  • rahsoft2015

    ‘I will treat you as a man inflicting this damage on his wife – very very severe injuries indeed.’


    i refuse to believe that a man would have recieved a suspended sentence for this abuse ( and note this is domestic violence which makes the issue worse).

    so much for the supposed domestic violence laws