: A disturbing has just been circulated online, showing a VIOLENT domestic situation – where a man is ATTACKED by his girlfriend.

The sickening footage was captured by Peter Cairns – as he got into an argument with his girlfriend, Melissa Connolly at her home.

Peter knew the situation was going badly, so he began FILMING the encounter – as he tried to leave her house.

But that wasn’t going to work for Melissa – and she attacked. Watch:

A bloodied Mr Cairns can be heard repeatedly shouting for help after he was struck with the with a gash visible just above his .

Preston Crown Court heard doctors told Mr Cairns he was lucky not to lose his eye. It’s not clear whether he will regain full vision, though.