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This Woman Was Beaten On Her Wedding Night By Her Husband Because He "Couldn't Get Her Dress Off"

Amy Dawson said she thought her new husband "was going to kill me" during the horrifying attack.

This is Amy Dawson, 22, on her wedding day.

The couple, who have a child together, then had a reception at Beamish Hall, a country hotel. Upon returning to their room, Dawson asked Golightly to help her remove her dress.

Golightly later claimed his drink had been spiked, but pleaded guilty to assault at Peterlee Magistrates Court.

Dawson told The Mirror his behaviour had changed since the birth of their child:

When I first met Gavin, he was lovely, I couldn't fault him. He was caring and loving, and when we found we were having baby, we were delighted. I fell pregnant after eight months, but almost straight away, Gavin became controlling and manipulative. It was like walking on eggshells. When he lashed out at me on my wedding night, I thought I was going to die. I was terrifed. He looked like he was going to kill me.

Golightly was given a 12-month community order along with a restraining order preventing him from contacting Dawson.