A man who repeatedly hit his partner with a ceramic frying pan following a trivial dispute has been jailed for six years for GBH.
Hugh Nelson, aged 53, of Mayfield Road, Hornsey, was found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The court heard how Nelson became enraged when he realised his partner had texted someone in the middle of the night at 5:30am on Sunday, 12 March. He demanded to know who she had messaged and unsatisfied by her response he began slapping her before pinning her to the ground. As the victim desperately tried to break free, Nelson grabbed a frying pen and struck her with full force over 20 times.
This caused the victim – a 35-year-old woman – to bleed, swell and be in pain in all the attacked areas. Nelson (pictured below) then carried on hitting her on the head, during this part he also stamped on her legs and ankles, throughout he kept on asking her who she had been texting.
He left the property in Tower Hamlets after the attack and was arrested by police the next day.
The victim was taken to hospital and treated for her injuries and has since been discharged.
The investigation by police would also uncover two other assaults in November 2016 whereby Nelson had slapped the victim. Nelson was found guilty of these two offences also and was jailed for eight months which he will serve concurrently with the GBH sentence.
Det Sgt Robert Brown from Tower Hamlets said: “Nelson proudly exhibited many of the signs of a highly successful life whilst hiding a violent, abusive and controlling character. He behaved savagely towards his long term partner on a regular basis for many years, she has been left traumatised by the experience but I hope this sentence goes some small way to aiding her recovery.”