Fruitful domain specialist and mother of two Jennie Platt supported significant wounds
She was violently beaten by her sweetheart Ricky Bibey, a previous rugby association star
Bibey experienced a thought respiratory failure in the midst of the attack on morning of July 16
Ms Platt, 44, couldn’t converse with police for seven days because of the degree of her wounds
Talking only to MailOnline, family companions have uncovered Jennie’s ongoing condition and how Bibey’s psychological well-being declined before the assault
A British lady who ran shrouded in blood and shouting ‘assist me’ after her ex-rugby with featuring sweetheart kicked the bucket in their Italian lodging was the survivor of a ‘stunning and fierce attack’, MailOnline can uncover.
Fruitful home specialist Jennie Platt was raced to emergency clinic where she really wanted three tasks after she was violently thumped up by her sweetheart Ricky Bibey, 40, who died from a thought cardiovascular failure in the frightening episode at the £350-a-night four-star Hotel Continentale in Florence.
Companions of Jennie, 44, a mother-of-two, say 6ft 3in Mr Bibey, who weighed 17 stones, exposed her to the horrible attack after they got back to their lavish lodging in the early long periods of July 16 following an evening of weighty savoring the Italian city.
Examiners researching the assault needed to stand by over seven days to converse with Jennie and get her record of her trial due to the degree of her wounds and she has just now been released from emergency clinic and permitted to get back however will require continuous clinical consideration.
Talking solely to MailOnline, a family companion said: ‘Jennie is crushed. She is the casualty of a stunning and fierce assault in the lodging because of the man she had a drawn out relationship with.
‘She is a resilient lady who maintains a fruitful business and is frantically attempting to find some peace with what has befallen her, and Ricky’s activities before his passing.
The mother-of-two, 44, suffered extensive injuries and could not speak to police for a week while she underwent medical treatment in an Italian hospital
‘She has been doing all she can to help the Italian authorities piece together what happened that night, speaking to them as a witness and as a victim of a domestic assault.’
The friend continued: ‘Jennie had been with Ricky for three years. They went to Florence for what was supposed to be a health break at a spa. Ricky had suffered mental health issues in recent times and experienced a serious downturn in the last six months.
A family friend said Jennie (pictured) is the victim of a shocking and violent attack
‘He had been in and out of various centres, and this trip was to try and get him back on track – but it ended in tragedy. They had gone out for the evening and enjoyed being in Florence, which as everyone knows is a beautiful city, taking in the famous sights such as the Ponte Vecchio and Michelangelo’s David.’
The friend went on: ‘It will be difficult for people to hear as Ricky was well liked and respected in the rugby league fraternity, but Jennie is lucky to be with us after the attack. She is seeking answers and hopes the official investigation will provide those.
‘She has suffered several serious injuries, including one to her eye socket which very worrying. She is in a wheelchair currently as she recovers from the assault. She was discharged from hospital some days ago and has been staying in a different part of the city.
‘Although travelling home gives some logistical challenges, it is felt being at home is the best place for her. Her family are in the north west and she has many friends who will be supporting her during her recovery.
‘Jennie is a strong individual who will get through this with the support of her loved ones but will need to take it one day at a time.’
CCTV footage obtained by MailOnline showed Jennie and Ricky – who played at prop for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats before his career was cut short by injury – returning to their hotel room in the early hours of July 16.
After turning professional in 2001 he also made appearances for Wigan Warriors, Leigh Centurions and St Helens and he also played three times for England before his career ended in 2012 following an Achilles problem.
An autopsy showed he died from a heart attack and although toxicology results have yet to be confirmed police say he had taken cocaine and alcohol which had combined to provoke his death.
The couple, who are both from Manchester, worked as estate agents.
Jennie has her own business called Jennie Platt Sales and Lettings and she featured in a BBC documentary called Mantopia about the property business in the north west of England.
She also made her name in 2013 when it emerged she was marketing the luxury flat of Manchester United ace Phil Neville for £15,000 a week.
Jennie’s lawyer Stefano Goldstein told MailOnline: ‘My client Jennie was the victim of terrible assault and needed several operations during a lengthy stay in hospital.
‘She has cooperated fully with the authorities who are investigating the matter and we expect the case to be closed within the next few days but for Jennie the trauma of what happened will not end as she will need medical care in England.
‘Jennie has explained to the police that the night Ricky died he was completely out of control and that he had attacked her.
‘She has been discharged from hospital but is still in Italy as she needs a specialist medical flight to repatriate her back home where hopefully she can try and rebuild her life.’
A police source in Florence told MailOnline: ‘We were not able to speak to the woman for more than a week because of her injuries but when we did we were able to build up a clearer picture of what happened that night between them and it’s clear she was the victim of a violent attack.
‘The autopsy has shown that Ricky Bibey died from a heart attack and we are awaiting the final toxicology results but we know he had taken cocaine and alcohol in the hours leading up to his death.’