A man who viciously beat a female party guest while high on drink and drugs has been jailed for eight years.
Aden Omer, 33, suddenly attacked the woman after other guests had left his flat in Liverpool last summer.
The victim was repeatedly assaulted and her ordeal only ended after a woman neighbour heard shouting, banging and her screams for help at about 7.30am.
When she went round to the property in Bentley Road, Toxteth, she could hear the woman begging to be released.
When Omer opened the door he had blood on his face and head, the Liverpool Echo reported.
When asked what he had done he closed the door but a few seconds later it re-opened and his victim “came flying out and fell on the floor,” said Gerald Baxter, prosecuting.
“She told the neighbour, ‘he has beat me all night’. The defendant said, ‘leave her, she is nothing’.”
The neighbour said she was phoning the police and Omer followed her but she managed to close her door and rang them.
The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had blood all over her arms and face, which was swollen, and her clothing was torn.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that she fled bare foot before the police arrived but they found her at a shop in Lodge Lane where she said, ‘he’s battered me’ and alleged he had had sex with her.
When questioned by officers the next day she told how he had claimed she fancied him and tried unsuccessfully to pull her pants down.
He grabbed her by her the throat, sat on her pinning her on the couch and repeatedly punched her in the face.
She told them: “I thought I was going to die and he just carried on punching me and choking me and punching me in the face.”
The 28-year-old said that earlier she had been getting along fine with Omer, who had given her a line of cocaine, but things turned sour after the others left.
When examined at hospital she was found to have cuts and bruises all over her face and body and had bite marks to her abdomen. Her blood was found on Omer’s clothing.
He was convicted by a jury of wounding with intent but cleared on the judge’s directions of attempted rape.”
Jailing him Judge Andrew Hatton said: “You gave her a merciless beating. You were fuelled by drink and drugs.
Omer, who has previous convictions including drug dealing, admitted punching her but denied intending to cause the injuries.