Ex-male escort and one-time football hopeful attacked and terrorised woman, a court hears
A former football hopeful and steroid user attacked and terrorised a woman with threats to rape and kill her, putting her in mortal fear.
Joshua Thomas, 21, bullied and assaulted the woman, sending lurid foul-mouthed Facebook messages.
The first-time offender was released from prison today as a judge decided it was better for him to be helped in the community.
Teesside Crown Court heard how the woman suffered a catalogue of violent or frightening episodes.
Some of Thomas’ explosions of anger were sparked by the woman’s Facebook picture, her seeing her mum at Christmas and her discovery that... read more
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