A mother who viciously beat her new wife has escaped jail after telling the court she has a condition which leaves sufferers with high levels of male hormones.
Louanne Budgen attacked her partner Hayley in an alcohol-fuelled rage because she left a Christmas Eve family gathering early to put their three children to bed.
Three hours later Budgen returned to their home in Radcliffe, near Bury in Greater Manchester and dragged Hayley out of bed by her hair before repeatedly punching her in the head.
But Budgen walked free after claiming she suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and is prone to violent outbursts because of abuse she witnessed as a child.
No, not the ovaries bit, the high levels of testosterone?