A man whose attack on his partner was caught on CCTV has been jailed for 11 years.
Stefan Carr, 28, attacked his girlfriend Bethany Marchant at his home on May 5. He punched her, threatened her with a knife, and acted out a mock hanging on her. He also threatened to drive his car into a reservoir and drown them both.
He can be seen on a video taking a length of rope as a noose.
Leeds Crown Court heard the attack on Ms Marchant began at Carr’s home in Carlyle Crescent in Castleford, UK. The couple had arrived home at 1.30am and had an argument which escalated into a series of attacks on Ms Marchant.
Carr pushed her from room to room, attacking her in various ways. At one point he created a noose out of a length of rope and lifted her off the ground. She eventually persuaded him to take her to hospital but after driving a short distance he threatened to drive the car into a reservoir, drowning them both, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.
The attack ended after the victim was able to flee from the suspect after he had forced her into a van parked outside.
Officers arrived at the scene after being called by a neighbour and arrested Carr.
The court heard Carr assaulted Ms Marchant whilst on bail for the earlier attacks on his former girlfriend because he thought she was in a new relationship. He punched his ex-partner in the face in late-autumn 2018, and in January 2019 he attempted to suffocate her.
Carr admitted the sustained attack on dance teacher Ms Marchant. He pleaded guilty to attempted grievous bodily harm and two earlier assaults against a former lover, Metro UK reports.