Vic­tim was weeks away from giv­ing birth to their baby

Ayrshire Post - - Front Page - ABI SMILLIE

This is the bat­tered face of a young woman who was bru­tally at­tacked by a vi­cious sol­dier while she was heav­ily preg­nant.

Now friends have hit out af­ter brute Euan Kerr, es­caped a jail term af­ter stran­gling Chloe Ren­nie, 19, and leav­ing her with a black eye just weeks away from giv­ing birth to their daugh­ter.

One told the Post: “This an­i­mal got a slap on the wrist and in my eyes it isn’t any­where near good enough.”

A sol­dier who beat his heav­ily preg­nant girl­friend has avoided a jail sen­tence.

Brute Euan Kerr stran­gled ex part­ner Chloe Ren­nie, 19, and left her with a black eye when she was just weeks away from giv­ing birth to their daugh­ter.

The 20- year- old 2 Scots Royal Reg­i­ment of Scot­land sol­dier launched his vi­cious at­tack on Oc­to­ber 7 last year at McA­dam Place in Ayr.

The orig­i­nal charge put against Kerr also stated he “threat­ened her un­born baby” but this al­le­ga­tion was dropped.

The brute ap­peared at Ayr Sher­iff Court last Tues­day for sen­tenc­ing, where Sher­iff Des­mond Leslie or­dered Kerr to be placed on a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der of two years su­per­vi­sion.

He must at­tend the Cale­do­nian Project and is not al­lowed to con­tact or ap­proach Miss Ren­nie.

But this week, many hit out that Kerr got “a slap on the wrist” and that more help was needed for vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

A fu­ri­ous friend, who wished to re­main anony­mous, told the Post: “He beat and stran­gled her when she was heav­ily preg­nant with their daugh­ter.

“This an­i­mal got a slap on the wrist and in my eyes it isn’t any­where near good enough.

“The sys­tem on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is a sham­bles.

“Vic­tims are made to leave homes, make ‘ safety plans’ and go through gru­elling tri­als and court dates.

“Yes she and other vic­tims heal from phys­i­cal wounds but the men­tal and emo­tional ones are there for life.

“Mon­sters can com­mit crimes and walk away with ab­so­lutely noth­ing.

“It’s not fair that ev­ery­day for her is a men­tal bat­tle and ev­ery­day for him is a life of lux­ury.

“He com­mit­ted a se­ri­ous of­fence that he is not pay­ing for and in­stead she will pay for it for the rest of her life.”

Kerr, of Thorn Ter­race, Kil­marnock, ad­mit­ted as­sault­ing Chloe Ren­nie by punch­ing her on the head,

strad­dling her, plac­ing his hands around her neck and re­strict­ing her breath­ing to her in­jury and dan­ger of life.

The Post con­tacted Miss Ren­nie this week but she was too up­set to speak to us.

Chloe Ren­nie The 19- year- old was at­tacked by Kerr while she was preg­nant

Bat­tered Chloe Ren­nie with a black eye af­ter er be­ing at­tacked by Kerr

Kerr He es­caped jail af­ter at­tack on Chloe

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