Woman battered with bathroom door by boyfriend after going out with friends

Katrina Pidden suffered a violent and controlling relationship (Picture: Mercury Press)

A woman feared she was going to die during years of abuse from her violent partner.

On one occasion, Mitchell Liversedge, 25, pulled the bathroom door from its hinges and hit Katrina Pidden, 39, with it after he became angry she had gone out with friends.

Another time he claimed she had been cheating on her, she said: ‘I went on a night out once, I was wearing a skirt and tights and I’d ripped my tights with my nails pulling them up so he thought I’d been cheating’.

‘He called me a dirty slag, dragged me outside and left me in the rain curled up in a ball in the garden.

‘Then he came outside and started speaking to me like it was my fault.

‘He said “look at the state of you” then took me back inside and pushed me over.

He hit her with the bathroom door he ripped off its hinges (Picture: Mercury Press)
Katrina’s abuser has been jailed (Picture:: Mercury Press)

‘I tried to run down the road and he came after me, dragged me back and kept me there all night, beating me for about 40 minutes at a time.

‘He took my keys, my phone and I was hiding in random rooms around the house.

‘I was locked in all night.’

Liversedge was jailed in March for five years for four counts of ABH, one charge of false imprisonment, one count of damaging property, one for threatening to destroy or damage property, and one charge of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Katrina is now speaking out to try and help others in a similar situation.

Her attacker was caught in September last year, when a neighbour in Daventry, Northamptonshire, witnessed Liversedge dragging a bloodied Katrina across the garden by her finger and called the police.

Speaking for the first time since the ordeal, Katrina said: ‘I’d split up with him and he turned up at my house and started getting out of control.

‘He threw a drink over me so I took myself into the garden to get away from him.

‘He came flying outside, attacked me, hitting me over the head with the kitchen chair.

Mitchell Liversedge in his police mugshot (Picture: Mercury Press)
Katrina Pidden after Mitchell Liversedge attacked her (Picture: Mercury)
One of her front teeth was knocked out (Picture: Mercury Press)

‘He dragged me down the garden by my finger and my finger ended up so swollen that my ring had to be cut off.

‘I only had a nightie on so my skin was getting scraped on the path.

‘I thought he was going to kill me.

‘I was screaming so my neighbour came out and called the police.’

Katrina, who has since stopped working as a retail assistant, met Liversedge on a night out in 2019 and immediately became a couple. Katrina said the first four months of their relationship were

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Evil bully, 25, held his ex-girlfriend, 39, prisoner and battered her with bathroom door after she went out with friends

A TERRIFIED domestic abuse survivor feared she would die after her evil ex held her prisoner when she went out with pals.

Katrina Pidden, 39, was battered with a bathroom door by raging Mitchell Liversedge, 25, in one brutal attack.

Katrina Pideen was left battered and bruised at the hands of her thug ex

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Katrina Pideen was left battered and bruised at the hands of her thug exCredit: Mercury Press
She was hit with a bathroom door in one brutal attack

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She was hit with a bathroom door in one brutal attackCredit: Mercury Press
Mitchell Liversedge has now been jailed for five years

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Mitchell Liversedge has now been jailed for five yearsCredit: Mercury Press

She was also held captive by the thug in her own home in Daventry, Northants, and left with horror injuries – including one of her teeth being knocked out.

Her nightmare ordeal came to an end in September last year when a neighbour saw the brute dragging bloodied Katrina across the garden and called police.

The brave retail assistant has now spoken out about the abuse after Liversedge was caged for five years in March for four counts of ABH.

He was also convicted of one charge of false imprisonment, one count of damaging property, one for threatening to destroy or damage property, and one charge of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship.

Katrina has spoken out about her horror ordeal

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Katrina has spoken out about her horror ordealCredit: Mercury Press
Her tooth was knocked out in one attack

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Her tooth was knocked out in one attackCredit: Mercury Press

Katrina said: “I’d split up with him and he turned up at my house and started getting out of control.

“He threw a drink over me so I took myself into the garden to get away from him.

“He came flying outside, attacked me, hitting me over the head with the kitchen chair.

“He dragged me down the garden by my finger and my finger ended up so swollen that my ring had to be cut off.

“I only had a nightie on so my skin was getting scraped on the path.

“I thought he was going to kill me.”

Katrina feared Liversedge would kill her

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Katrina feared Liversedge would kill herCredit: Mercury Press
She met the brute on a night out last year and he soon became possessive

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She met the brute on a night out last year and he soon became possessiveCredit: Mercury Press

Katrina met Liversedge on a night out in 2019 and says the first four months of their relationship was perfect.

But the thug soon became possessive and banned Katrina from having any male friends.

He also called her “horrible names” if they went out before the emotional abuse turned violent.

Katrina said: “The first time he got violent, he tried to hit me with an iron and threw a cup at me.

“He said it would never happen again but he started pushing me around, throwing me into things then it turned into slaps and then punches and kicks.”

HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call
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