(NEW YORK POST) — A mother in England was left gravely wounded and “unrecognizable” after being beaten in bed – and cops are now on the hunt for her ex-boyfriend, according to reports.
Britney Salim, 23, suffered internal bleeding, a broken jaw, fractures on her face and a collapsed lung from the heinous assault at her home in the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield on April 12, The Sun reported.
Salim remains in critical, but stable condition in the intensive-care unit at a local hospital.
Police believe that Salim’s attacker climbed up the balcony to her home and busted in through French doors before going after the mother-of-one.
Salim was found unconscious in bed by a family member and was rushed to the hospital.
Authorities are now trying to track down Salim’s ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Shaka Williams, who is reportedly the father of Salim’s 9-month-old daughter, Priya.
“We have got a big family, and we are all distraught,” said a cousin, who did not want to be named, according to The Sun.
“[Salim] was found by our auntie because [Salim] was babysitting her daughter,” the family member saying, adding that the aunt “went to the house to take her daughter back and as she got there she found Britney practically on death’s door.”
“When her auntie went in, [Salim] was unrecognizable. Her face was black and blue,” the cousin said.
According to the cousin, Salim “has seven broken ribs, internal bleeding in her liver, swelling on her brain, a broken jaw, fractures on her face and a collapsed lung, and she has had to have a blood transfusion.”
“Doctors have said at the minute she isn’t getting any worse, but she is still in an out of consciousness and remains in intensive care,” the cousin said.
The family member noted that Salim has woken up several times and “had outbursts of screaming.”
“She is on morphine to deal with the pain. Her mom is just broken,” the cousin said. “Police have not been able to get a full statement from Britney yet because she isn’t able to speak.”
Police have asked locals if they see Williams or know where he is to get in touch with authorities.