A BRUTE boyfriend who filmed himself preparing a noose to hang his girlfriend during a three-hour torture ordeal has been caged for 11 years.
Evil Stefan Carr, 28, recorded the terrifying domestic abuse he subjected to lover Bethany Marchant on his own CCTV cameras in his home.
Carr battered and acted out a mock hanging on the mum-of-one, who he also threatened with a knife and told he was going to drive his van into a reservoir and drown.
The brute, of Castleford, West Yorks, launched the sustained attack on dance teacher Bethany on May 5 this year.
He pleaded guilty to attempted grievous bodily harm and two earlier assaults against a former lover.
Leeds Crown Court heard the attack happened in the early hours after couple had arrived home at 1.30am and a long argument escalated into a sustained series of attacks on the battered mum.
At one point he created a noose from rope and lifted her off the ground.
She eventually persuaded him to take her to hospital but after driving a short distance he threatened to drive the car into a reservoir.
SUSTAINED SERIES OF ATTACKS
He had rigged his home with CCTV cameras which captured the full ordeal.
She was eventually able to flee from the suspect after he had forced her into a van parked outside.
Officers were arriving at the scene after being called by a neighbour and arrested Carr.
The court heard Carr assaulted Bethany whilst on bail for the earlier attacks on his previous girlfriend.
In that incident jealous Carr believed she was in a new relationship. He punched his ex-partner in the face in late-autumn 2018, and in January 2019 he attempted to suffocate her.
Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Carr subjected his victim to a lengthy and terrifying ordeal and we welcome his sentencing at Leeds Crown Court today.
“His victim was truly put in fear of her life by the violence of his actions, and we commend her bravery in both escaping and in supporting the prosecution against him.
Carr subjected his victim to a lengthy and terrifying ordeal and we welcome his sentencing at Leeds Crown Court today.
Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe
Bethany opened up about her ordeal in a harrowing Facebook post.
She said: “After Carr was jailed I am now ready to break my silence on what has just been the most awful time… after 20 weeks of hell he has finally been sentenced today.
“Some of you know I was in a relationship with Stefan and on May 5 after finding out he had been cheating I decided enough was enough and decided to leave.
“He locked me in his home and repeatedly tortured me in the worst possible ways for three hours.
I truly mean when I say that if the neighbours hadn’t rung the police Harry would not have his mummy.
“I truly mean when I say that if the neighbours hadn’t rung the police Harry would not have his mummy.
“My children at dancing would have lost their teacher and my family and friends would have lost their daughter, granddaughter, niece and friend, so to the neighbours: you have saved my life and I am eternity grateful.
“I wasn’t in an abusive relationship this was one terrible vile evil event, but unfortunately I’m not the first.
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“He had me completely fooled. I can’t even tell you how awful the past 20 weeks have been.
“I have been diagnosed with PTSD and will admit some days have been absolutely unbearable but I’m a great actress and can hide my problems with a smile and pull myself together for Harry and my business.”
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