My evil DJ husband beat me for FOUR hours and threatened to ‘kill me and turn me into fish food’ – but was spared jail


A TERRIFIED mum has revealed how her evil husband beat her for four hours while threatening to kill her and “turn her into fish food”.

Lyn Rusling, from Blackpool, was repeatedly punched and kicked by DJ Dean, after he became obsessed with the idea she was having an affair.

Dean and Lyn Rusling married in 2014
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Dean, 38, admitted the assault at Blackpool Magistrates Court in May this year, but walked free from court with a suspended sentence last month.

Speaking exclusively to Fabulous Digital, mum-of-one Lyn said: “I think it’s disgusting that he wasn’t jailed. He could have killed me.

“I am still traumatised by that night – but I have an overwhelming sense of relief that he is out of my life for good.

“The irony is, despite him constantly accusing me of having affairs, I never want another man in my life. I am just so happy being single.”

But in March Dean beat Lyn in a four-hour attack and threatened to kill her
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The 41-year-old cleaning supervisor was attacked by her husband in March of this year, when she returned home from work to find him drunk after getting fired.

Lyn, who has a 16-year-old son from previous relationship, said: “He was accusing me of sleeping with other men, calling me horrible names.

“It was really childish, there was no truth or basis to his claims at all.

“He accused me of sleeping with one of the maintenance men at work and the holidaymakers at the local caravan park.

“He was just insanely jealous.”

Lyn was taken to hospital to be treated for cuts and bruising after the attack
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Dean’s temper continued to spiral – with the thug even threatening to blow up their home with Lyn trapped inside.

She said: “We had a gas canister in the kitchen and he was threatening to blow up the whole house with us both inside.

“He was screaming at me to admit the ‘affair’ and waving the canister in front of me.

He said he would kill me and make me into ‘Blackpool fish food’

Lyn Rusling

“I tried to get out but he wouldn’t let me go, he was kicking and punching me. He said he would kill me and make me into ‘Blackpool fish food’.

“I felt my finger snap and the pain was horrific. He yanked a chain around my neck too, I felt the metal cutting into my skin.

“The thought of him leaving my 16-year-old son without a mother was horrific. I kept an eye on the door, looking for my chance to escape.”

DJ Dean was drinking after getting fired from his job
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But it was a terrifying four, long hours before Lyn could make her escape – running straight to a neighbour’s house to beg for help.

She said: “I ran out into the street wearing just an old pair of shorts and bare feet but I didn’t care.

“I just sobbed with relief that I was safe.”

Lyn was taking to hospital, where she was treated for cuts and bruising.

He was threatening to blow up the whole house with us both inside

Lyn Rusling

The couple met in 2012, through a friend of Dean’s who happened to be Lyn’s neighbour.

She said: “Dean was a DJ, working on Blackpool prom, so he had all the patter. He was charming and full of flattery and we got on well.”

They moved in together two months later and married in 2014.

Lyn said: “We were happy together, but Dean was always very possessive.

Dean was convicted but not jailed for the assault
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“If I mentioned another man’s name, he would quiz me. He was always accusing me of being unfaithful and yet I never was.

“He drank quite a bit but of course that was part of his job, in the entertainment business.

“When he was drunk, he could be very aggressive. He blamed it on his drinking and promised to get help.

“For a while, things were good between us. But then, his jealousy got the better of him.”


You don’t have to suffer in silence.

If you are experiencing domestic violence or someone you know is there are groups that can help.

Refuge runs a free, 24-hour helpline on 0808 2000 247

You can also visit the website or contact Women’s Aid.


In Blackpool Magistrates Court, District Judge Jane Goodwin sentenced Rusling to six weeks prison, suspended for a year.

He was ordered to do 30 days of rehabilitation and a nine-month alcohol programme, as well as paying £215 costs.

Lyn said: “I was disappointed by the sentence but I am so happy to put all this behind me and concentrate on enjoying my freedom.

“More than anything, I know I was lucky to walk away from this and I want my story to be a lesson to others.”

Earlier this week, we spoke to a woman whose evil ex strangled her until she blacked out, smashed her face into concrete and left her blind as their toddler watched.


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