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Run-over student phoned for help
Kate Sheedy
Kate Sheedy cried as she gave evidence
A student who was run over twice in an attack that nearly killed her managed to phone her mother as she lay injured in the road, a court has heard.

Kate Sheedy, now 21, suffered severe injuries in the assault in Isleworth, west London, in May 2004.

The Old Bailey was told she called her mother at home and said: "If they don't get here soon I'm going to die".

Levi Bellfield, 39, denies her attempted murder and the murders of Amelie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell.

Miss Sheedy was walking home after celebrating her last day at Gumley House Convent School in Isleworth when she was hit.

Her mother eventually found her lying in the road where they lived.

Liver crushed

She was left with a punctured lung, her liver was crushed and her back was torn open.

It was feared at the time that Miss Sheedy might die, but she has since made a full recovery.

In a statement read to the court, her mother Eileen Sheedy said: "I picked up the phone and immediately recognised it to be my daughter, Kate.

"She sounded a little panicky and said 'Mummy, I've been run over, I'm in our road'."

Kate said 'If they don't get here soon I'm going to die'
Eileen Sheedy

Mrs Sheedy's statement continued: "Kate told me she loved me. I said that I loved her and gave her a kiss.

"Kate was complaining of being in so much pain.

"Kate said 'If they don't get here soon I'm going to die'.

Miss Sheedy cried for the second day as she was cross-examined about her recollection of events by William Boyce QC, defending.

She was repeatedly asked about a U-turn she said she had seen the vehicle making before it struck her.

"On the night I was in an immense amount of pain," she said.

"It's very difficult to explain. Going over and over it again and again really isn't helping me."

Mr Bellfield, a bouncer and wheel clamper from West Drayton, west London, also denies two other attacks on women in south-west London between October 2001 and August 2004.

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