A man who assaulted his former partner in Basildon, leaving her for dead, has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Matthew Sargent, aged 30, of no fixed address in Basildon was arrested following the incident which occurred in the evening of Thursday 22 August 2013 in Osier Drive, Basildon.
The victim, who was aged 33 at the time, suffered critical facial and head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Basildon Hospital and subsequently transferred to a specialist London Hospital. Whilst she is recovering physically from the assault, she has been left with lifelong medical complications and scarring.
Matthew Sargent had previously pleaded guilty to Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm with intent, but was found guilty of attempted murder by a jury at Basildon Crown Court, following a week long trial.
Sargent is due to be sentenced next month.