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British swimmer studying at Connecticut college shows off his bloodied face after American girlfriend 'punched him when he tried to break up with her'

Benjamin Kebbel

 This is the damage a 19-year-old college swimmer and model inflicted on her boyfriend when he said he wanted to break up.

Kathryn A. Mahoney allegedly punched boyfriend Ben Kebbell in the nose and stomach in a dorm at Fairfield University, Connecticut, when he suggested they stop seeing each other.

After the assault, Kebbell took to Snapchat to update friends on his condition. He showed off his bloody and broken nose.

Kebbell, who is also on the school's swim team and hails from the Isle of Man in the UK, appeared to be in good spirits and even joked about his injuries. 

Kathryn A. Mahoney, 19

'The katie thing comes with a broken nose lol,' the six-foot-one, 184-pound athlete wrote on one picture, showing blood streaming out of his nose and into his mouth.

In a later picture, the freshman smiled after some of the blood had been cleaned off of his face.

The bloody incident happened on March 1 in a dorm on the small Connecticut school's campus. 

Kebbell told police that Mahoney hit him  after he mentioned the end of their relationship.

He grabbed the Nashua, New Hampshire native's shoulder to get her to stop but he failed and had to run to a friend's dorm room to get help. 

He took himself to St. Vincent hospital to be treated for a swollen and bloody nose after the incident, the Fairfield Citizen reported.

In addition to swimming on the swim team, Mahoney has also worked as a model. 

Her Instagram page has more than 100,000 followers.  

She was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly charges and ordered held on $1,500 bail.  
The school is a small private university with approximately 5,100 students. 

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