A jealous boyfriend poured a kettle of boiling hot water over a man who had a fling with his partner.
Victor Newsome, 42, also hit the victim with a metal bar during the assault at Newsome’s Cross Heath home., Stoke-On-Trent Live reports.
A court heard that the victim tried to escape the house as fast as possible, but Newsome, 42, fell from a brick wall and fractured his ankle. He was then required to have surgery.
Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard Newsome was in an abusive relationship with a woman fifteen years his senior who had a sexual encounter.
Newsome became suspicious of the man and threatened him.
Prosecutor Mark Brookes said: “The defendant said, ‘As soon as they come through the door they are getting hot water’. He also said, ‘The good news is I will be a ****ing legend’.
“At around 7.30pm, the injured party drove to the defendant’s address. After the defendant let the injured party in, he opened the door and allowed him to enter the kitchen.
“The defendant switched the kettle on. They had a short conversation. The defendant shouted for his partner to come into the room.
“The injured party felt extreme pain in his right shoulder, back and neck the next moment. The injured party realized that the defendant had taken the kettle and placed it over his head.
“He was in a great deal of pain. He feared for his life. The defendant continued to attack him – he was in possession of some sort of metal bar which he used to strike the victim to the face.
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“The defendant demanded the injured party beg for his life. The victim escaped and ran out of the door. The house is set high above a busy main road. Desperate to get away, the injured party jumped down onto the pavement and, in doing so, broke his ankle.
“A passerby called for an ambulance. The defendant appeared and tried to convince the passer-by to not call the police.”
The court heard the victim suffered 6% burns to his body which has caused permanent scarring. His ankle was fractured and needed surgery to put in screws and a metal plate.
Following the assault, which happened on June 21 last year, Newsome’s behaviour towards his partner changed. Mr Brookes said he would check her phone and threaten to break her belongings.
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“He told her not to see her mum,” said Mr Brookes.
“He sometimes walked around with a knife in the house to intimidate her. He threatened to boil the kettle over her.
“He assaulted her by suffocating her with a pillow and submitted her to humiliating and degrading searches. He twice locked her in cupboards.”
Newsome, of Ronaldsway Drive Cross Heath initially refused to cooperate with the court but eventually pleaded guilty.
His previous convictions include assaulting a victim using a hammer and another incident in which he nearly cut off a man’s ears with a pickaxe handle.
Newsome was sentenced to seven and a quarter years in prison for grievous bodily injury to the victim and for coercive or controlling behavior towards his girlfriend.
Judge Glenn also gave Newsome a restraining orders that prevents him from ever contacting the victim for an indefinite amount.
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