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Toddler still says daddy bashed mummy after seeing her get beaten

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Jemma Palmer was savagely beaten by ex-boyfriend Gareth Ralph in front of their son

Jemma Palmer was savagely beaten by ex-boyfriend Gareth Ralph in front of their son

A mum who was left for dead by the father of her child has revealed the heart breaking words her two-year-old keeps saying to her after witnessing the assault.

Jemma Palmer, 37, said her son Archie wet himself with fright after his dad Garath Ralph attacked her on August 9.

Her ex-partner flew into a fit of rage over a passing comment made by a stranger on a bus, and fractured Jemmas jaw in front of their son.

A month on, traumatised Archie keeps saying daddy beat mummy, leaving Jemma suffering sleepless nights.

She spoke out following a court case on September 9 in which Ralph was sentenced to just 16 months for the assault.

Jemma, 37, said: It should have been five years at least.

He left me for dead and he did it all in front of our son.

It started out a day, just like any other.Jemma Palmer returned to her home in north Hull after a day out with her toddler son and ex-boyfriend, in what was a normal, weekend routine.But within an hour of being back in the safety of her house, her jaw had been fractured in an attack so violent her two-and-a-half-year-old son, Archie, wet himself with fright.Jemma had been walking up the stairs to collect Archie?s pyjamas to put him to bed, when her partner Gareth Ralph, made a comment about something a stranger had said to her on the bus.Within seconds, his hands were around her throat and he ?left her for dead?.On September 9, 34-year-old Ralph appeared at Hull Crown Court where he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his crimes ? something which Jemma says is not good enough.

Jemma was left for dead by her ex Gareth Ralph (Picture: Hull Daily Mail /MEN Media)

It started out a day, just like any other.Jemma Palmer returned to her home in north Hull after a day out with her toddler son and ex-boyfriend, in what was a normal, weekend routine.But within an hour of being back in the safety of her house, her jaw had been fractured in an attack so violent her two-and-a-half-year-old son, Archie, wet himself with fright.Jemma had been walking up the stairs to collect Archie?s pyjamas to put him to bed, when her partner Gareth Ralph, made a comment about something a stranger had said to her on the bus.Within seconds, his hands were around her throat and he ?left her for dead?.On September 9, 34-year-old Ralph appeared at Hull Crown Court where he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his crimes ? something which Jemma says is not good enough.

She was strangled and punched over a passing comment made by a stranger on the bus (Picture: Hull Daily Mail / MEN Media)

Archie keeps walking around saying daddy bashed mummy, and I cant sleep because of the mental impact.

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I have to live with this for the rest of my life, and yet he will be out in nine months. The justice system seriously needs changing.

Jemmas list of injuries include a cut lip, severe bruising and a haemorrhage in her eye which could cause her eye sight to deteriorate.

A court heard how Ralph threatened her with a good beating after a stranger on the bus joked with her about going for a drink.

She said: Im a jokey kind of person and it was just a comment on the bus.

But when I was going to get Archies pyjamas, he turned to me and said, why dont you go s*** that guy from the bus.

Jemma Palmer

Archie witnessed the attack and keeps saying daddy bashed mummy (Picture: Hull Daily Mail / MEN media )

I told him to stop being silly and he said to me, Youve never had a good beating before, have you?.

I said, I beg your pardon, and then he knocked me to the floor and put both of his hands around my neck and started pushing on my windpipe.

Jemma said she feared Ralph would kill her and tried reaching for the landline to call for help.

But he grabbed it off her and threw the batteries on the floor before punching her repeatedly in the face.

After launching the vicious attack, Jemma says Ralph left the house and hid her mobile phone while she was passed out

She woke up from a blackout to the sound of Archie screaming and had to scramble for the landline batteries to phone the police.

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I kept trying to hide my face so he wouldnt see the injuries, but he had already wet himself because he was so scared Jemma said..

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