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.
‘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.
‘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