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Jealous partner dunked woman’s head in boiling oil

Controlling: Freddie McPherson PICTURE: SWNS

A CONTROLLING boyfriend who attacked his partner in a jealous rage and shoved her head into a pan of boiling cooking oil has been jailed.

Freddie McPherson, 21, subjected his girlfriend to a sustained period of abuse for nine months, choking her until she was unconscious, beating her with a metal chair and stamping on her.

Between August 2018 and May this year, he regularly prevented her from leaving the house to seek help and, consumed by jealousy, would demand to see her phone.

‘Immature’ McPherson would also taunt her with daily insults about her physical appearance.

He even told her to kill herself on multiple occasions.

The abuse was finally reported to police in May, and McPherson, of Hawkhurst, Kent, was arrested.

Appearing at Maidstone crown court, he admitted coercive behaviour, three counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and two of common assault.

He was sentenced to two years and three months in prison and given a ten-year restraining order.

PC Ian Loft, of Kent Police, said McPherson ‘continuously abused, isolated and tormented his victim’ during their relationship.

‘He has subjected her to the most appalling violence as well as relentless mental anguish, much of which was intended to humiliate and degrade her and which sometimes took place in front of a young child,’ he said. ‘He is an immature and selfish young man who has demonstrated no sense of shame for his actions.’

PC Loft praised the victim for coming forward, adding: ‘No one should suffer in silence and we encourage those affected to report offences.’