A CASINO woman with serious facial injuries is lying in a hospital bed surrounded by family. They fear she may have brain damage after she was savagely attacked at her home.
Tears rolled down Geoff Wischart’s cheeks as he recounted how he had defended his partner, Dianne Davis, with a stock whip during the attack.
Despite this, Ms Davis now has a fractured eye socket, broken nose, fractured cheekbone and split lip.
Mr Wischart said the couple was in bed at their home on Tuesday night about 11.50pm when they heard their garbage bins being kicked over at the front of the house.
Ms Davis, 63, went out to put her bin back upright and was confronted by a youth. When she asked whether he had been responsible for the racket, he attacked her.
Mr Wishchart said Ms Davis had her bin kicked at her, prompting him to come out to defend her. He fought off the attacker before he ran inside to grab something to defend himself and his partner.
That move was his big mistake, the Casino electrician conceded.
Emotion overwhelmed Mr Wischart as he struggled to recall emerging from the house with the stock whip in hand, only to see his partner of 14 years lying unconscious on the front lawn after allegedly being beaten by the teenage attacker.
“That was my downfall,” he said.
“I should have said to her ‘go inside, go behind the door and get the whip’.