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Assaulted British woman ordered to write to her attacker

A court ordered the woman to write to her ex-fiancé updating him on their children’s health and education.

FILE: The order has been imposed by a British court. Picture: RSC Inc.

LONDON - A British woman, who was tortured and had her throat cut by her former fiancé, has been told she must write to her attacker in jail, or she could face prison herself.

The order has been imposed by a British court after the man who attacked her, won a legal fight to receive regular updates on the couple's two children.

The 29-year-old Natalie Allman needed cosmetic surgery after her throat was slashed by her partner during an attack lasting seven hours, while the couple's two-year-old twin sons watched from their beds.

The attacker, a 42-year-old former soldier Jason Hughes, repeatedly bludgeoned Allman after she had ended their relationship two months before their planned wedding.

Hughes, who was suffering from alcohol addiction, has since been jailed for nine years.

However, a court has now ruled that under Britain's parental rights rules, Hughes is entitled to three letters a year updating him on the twins' health and school progress.