SICK THIEF IRONED VIC­TIM’S SCRO­TUM Tourist is lured back to girl’s flat and tor­tured

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By LAUREN BROWN

A BRUNETTE who hu­mil­i­ated and tor­tured a hol­i­day­maker with a red-hot iron dur­ing a ‘honey-trap’ rob­bery sobbed as she was jailed for six-and-a-half years yes­ter­day.

Sharon Lyn­d­say, 31, lured Philip Sheehy back to a sea­side flat, pulled down his trousers and un­der­wear and then scalded his BOL­LOCKS with the iron as he begged for mercy.

Lyn­d­say then ri­fled his pock­ets and stole £180 as 41-year old Sheehy lay on the floor in agony.

She also used a lit cig­a­rette to burn his face and eye dur­ing the at­tack.

Doc­tors who ex­am­ined the vic­tim dis­cov­ered he had suf­fered se­vere burns around his tes­ti­cles and had thigh burns marks span­ning 10cm.

He now re­fuses to wear shorts due to the scar­ring on his legs and feels “ashamed” of the burns.

Pre­ston Crown Court was told the at­tack oc­curred on May 15 af­ter Lyn­d­say and a friend, Adam Mars­den, met Sheehy in a pub in Black­pool.

The vic­tim, from Rochdale, was on hol­i­day in the re­sort and he was drunk when he be­gan chat­ting with Lyn­d­say and agreed to go to Mars­den’s home.

Once inside, Mars­den, 27, rammed a pen into the vic­tim’s ear and jumped on him be­fore Lyn­d­say car­ried out a “sus­tained at­tack.”

Pros­e­cu­tor Keith Har­ri­son said: “For no good rea­son Mars­den at­tacked him by punch­ing him in the head caus­ing him to fall back to the bed. Mars­den climbed on top of him and rammed a pen in his ear. Lyn­d­say then pulled down his trousers and boxer shorts and used a cig­a­rette to burn his face and eye.

“She got an iron and burned each thigh as he was scream­ing for mercy. She stopped and then apol­o­gised and he was al­lowed out of the flat.”

The vic­tim re­turned to where he was stay­ing and his mother was called. She was shocked by his in­juries and called po­lice.

Cops found two irons in the flat – one which still had Sheehy’s skin on it.

Lyn­d­say later claimed the vic­tim had touched her legs and she re­jected his ad­vances but Sheehy de­nied any inapro­pri­ate be­hav­iour.

Scar­ring

A vic­tim im­pact state­ment from Sheehy, who has epilepsy, said: “He is con­cerned about the scar­ring to his legs and he doesn’t wear shorts as he now feels in­se­cure and ashamed.

“He com­plains about the pain he suf­fered and had sig­nif­i­cant prob­lems with sleep­ing and be­cause of the trauma his epilepsy wors­ened.”

Lyn­d­say of Ty­rone Av­enue, Black­pool, pleaded guilty to caus­ing griev­ous bodly harm and for­mer fair­ground worker Mars­den ad­mit­ted as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm. He was jailed for 23 months.

Judge An­thony Rus­sell QC told Lyn­d­say: “This was a thor­oughly and nasty ex­am­ple of bul­ly­ing and hu­mil­i­a­tion on a vul­ner­a­ble vic­tim.”

NASTY: Sharon Lyn­d­say

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