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.
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 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 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