A mother of one from the Gold Coast fears she may never smile again after suffering a brutal knife wound to the face during a bungled robbery that saw her and her partner hospitalised.
Over the weekend Ingrid Brown, 35, and her partner Michael Liddel, 34, were attacked in their home by two machete-wielding would-be robbers while their four-year-old daughter slept upstairs.
The attack left Ingrid with a severe cut from her lip to her ear, and requires major reconstruction surgery. Her partner was cut to his forearm.
Her partner described the nightmarish scene to Channel Nine:
‘If he had gone down three inches, it would have got her neck and probably have taken her head off,’ he said.
‘Seeing her face I thought she was going to die it was literally hanging off.’
Two men have been charged over the attack - 35-year-old Clint Hall and 18-year-old Thomas Ealam - facing court on two counts each of acts intending to maim.
The couple say they haven’t told their daughter about the attack.