I'm glad he was shot, says victim of injured burglar Joshua O'Gorman
A victim of injured burglar Joshua O'Gorman who was shot in the face during the Melton break-in said she was glad the 27-year-old was back behind bars.
Caroline Glassford, from Thurnby Lodge, suffered bleeding on the brain after O'Gorman hit her from behind with a fence post following an argument in 2008.
He admitted the crime in 2009 and was given a three-year sentence.
Speaking yesterday, Ms Glassford said she was left traumatised by the attack and said that it was comforting to know he was back in prison.
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She said the shotgun injuries O'Gorman received were "karma".
Ms Glassford, 48, said: "To be honest, I've been thinking about it for a while. I knew he was up for sentencing and it's really been playing on my mind.
"I'm glad he got shot in the face before he was able to do something to harm the couple.
"His crimes have been getting worse and worse down the years.
"But what goes around comes around. I hope his face hurts as much as mine did when he hit me."
The violence between Ms Glassford and O'Gorman erupted during an argument outside The Triangle pub, Green Lane Road, North Evington, Leicester.
She accused O'Gorman of being involved in drugs and ended up hitting him with her handbag.
She suffered bleeding on the brain after being felled by the blow from behind.
Her sight and hearing were affected for two weeks and she still suffers partial memory loss.
Judge Simon Hammond, who jailed O'Gorman at the time, said Ms Glassford "could have died".