Mom’s eyes ‘gouged out’ by son in horrific sex attack

Monday, November 15, 2010

LONDON - In a shocking case, a 22-year-old man in Britain has been arrested after he allegedly tried to rape his 53-year-old mother and gouged out her eyes moments after police visited their home, a media report said Monday.

The 53-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was left blinded by the attack. Her son, a former grammar school student, was arrested only after he ran naked from his home and started jumping into moving cars, the Daily Mail reported.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched a probe as it emerged that police officers had visited the home two hours earlier over a ‘domestic incident’, but left after 30 minutes.

The man lives with his mother, a nurse, and teenaged sister at a detached four-bedroom home in Slough, Berkshire.

Neighbours say trouble started when he began shouting and throwing objects out of a first-floor window.

A computer and television set were hurled on to the front garden before neighbours called the police at 6.44 p.m. Friday.

Officers arrived at the house and spent half an hour with the pair before leaving. It is understood the daughter was not at home.

Two hours later, the man ran out of his home naked and jumped into the side of a neighbour’s car while he was turning out of his drive.

He then stopped another car before jumping on the bonnet and hitting the windscreen.

Witnesses say he jumped off the car and ran into the path of another, which hit him, throwing him up on to the windscreen and hurling him to the side of the road.

Police and an ambulance arrived to treat him and were alerted to the mother in the house.

Officers found that she had severe eye injuries and feared that she may have been sexually assaulted.

A neighbour said: “It was madness. He must have suddenly flipped as he is generally a quiet person and keeps himself to himself.”

“He started shouting from his sister’s bedroom and then throwing out huge objects. I saw a television, computer and small table smash on to the ground below,” the neighbour told the daily.

“I thought he’d really flipped and the police quickly arrived. It all seemed to calm down then as the police left not long after arriving.”

“I then went to pick my father up from the train station and the next thing I knew the man came running out of his house naked and jumped into the side of my car,” the neighbour recalled.

“I pulled over to call the police and then I saw him stop another car. When the police arrived, we suddenly remembered the earlier outbursts and they went in to see if his mother was OK. Apparently the injuries were horrific and she was later rushed to hospital.”

The woman’s condition is described as “non-life threatening”.

A Thames Valley police spokesman said: “A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and GBH (grievous bodily harm) and has been transferred to a secure unit.”

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