Man jailed for assaulting his girlfriend - Luton

11/08/2015

Jealous Anthony Persaud bit his girlfriend twice and threw a bottle of his urine in her face.

Persaud, aged 45, was angry that Maxine Broom was not home when he returned from his job on the railway at 4.00am in the morning. When Ms Broom returned home, he attacked her and called her names.

Prosecutor, Maryam Syed, told Luton Crown Court today, Tuesday, 11 August 2015, that they had been in a relationship for 2 and a half years. She had been at a friend's house on the night and was expecting a call from Persaud to tell her he was coming home.

The prosecutor went on: "He was drinking vodka and urinated into a bottle by the bed. When she came home he was swearing and there was a tussle. She was trying to eject him. "He bit her on the top of her right arm, causing a very large bruise. He grabbed her tightly and called her names. He also bit the top of her left ear. She said that in a gesture of 'humiliation and control,' he took the bottle of urine and poured it on her face.

On the day of his trial, and before a jury had been sworn, Persaud of Leagrave Road, Luton, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm (ABH) and assault by beating early on 27 December last year. He had 12 convictions for 24 previous offences. In 2001 he was jailed for 12 months for causing ABH to a former partner.

Pamela Brain, defending, said Persaud had been besotted with Ms Broom, who he felt was a soulmate. "He now realises the relationship is well and truly over," she said. She said Persaud had been working in a good job as a supervisor on the railways before he was remanded in custody in February.

Jailing him for 18 months, Judge Michael Kay QC described the throwing of urine over the victim as "deeply unpleasant." He made a 5-year Restraining Order banning him from contacting Ms Broom.

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