A "savage" thug imprisoned a woman in his flat, cut off her hair and made her eat it from a dog bowl as he subjected her to horrific torture.
Karl Soames from Notting Hill in west London also poured water over the woman and stabbed her with scissors before calling and bragging to his brother about what he had done.
The "sadistic" 25-year-old also whipped his victim with a coat hanger, beat her around the head with a marble pestle and a metal pole, and made her clean up dog faeces.
Soames' horrifying attacks took place on May 9, 2019, in his flat on Tavistock Crescent, Notting Hill.
He also threatened to have the unnamed woman raped and murdered if she tried to escape.
Luckily, the next morning, when Soames ordered the woman to leave the house to complete an errand – while wearing a headscarf to cover her injuries – she was able to flee to her mother and the police were called.
MyLondon reports the victim said: "If I hadn't have been made to run an errand on the Friday morning I honestly don't think I would have made it out alive."
Soames has now been jailed for three years and 10 months.
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During his police interview, he claimed to have an alibi who had seen his victim come home already injured, and also insisted the woman was obsessed with him.
But studying CCTV, phone records and interviews allowed officers to trace a recording of a phone call Soames made to his brother boasting about his crimes.
Police also found his "alibi" wasn't in the UK when the attack happened.
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Detective Constable Chris Willey, from the Met Police's Central West Command Unit, said: "This is one of the most serious domestic violence matters I have ever dealt with, and I am grateful that Soames' savage behaviour has been met with a substantial prison term.
"Unlike Soames, the woman who was attacked has shown remarkable strength of character and dignity throughout the whole investigation.
"I sincerely hope this ruling brings her a little closure and she can begin to move on with her life."
Soames pleaded guilty on Monday, October 12 to section 20 grievous bodily harm "on full facts", false imprisonment, and threats to kill.
The false imprisonment and threat to kill offences were left to lie on file.
Summing up at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, October 13, HHJ Curtis-Raleigh said: "This was a sustained and brutal attack over many hours with the use of weapons and boiling water on a helpless and vulnerable victim.
"You made constant threats of a chilling nature and degraded her with cutting her hair and making her pick up dog faeces. You boasted about it.
"It is sadistic and you have shown no remorse whatsoever."
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