Man jailed after attacking girlfriend with boiling kettle

Fiston Onyumbe who has been jailed for 15 years at the Old Bailey after  he threw a kettle of boiling water over his girlfriend.
Fiston Onyumbe who has been jailed for 15 years at the Old Bailey after he threw a kettle of boiling water over his girlfriend.

A man who threw a kettle of boiling water over his girlfriend has been jailed for 15 years.

The woman suffered burns to 12% of her body and will be left with permanent scarring after she was attacked by Fiston Onyumbe, 32.

She told police he repeatedly punched her in the face, strangled her and poured the scalding liquid over her as part of an attempt to interrogate her.

She tried to jump out of a first-floor window to escape, but was dragged back upstairs, where Onyumbe seemed to be hiding her under a duvet when police arrived at his flat in Tottenham, north London.

The Old Bailey heard that she suffered bruising, facial and spinal fractures, and has been left unable to sleep following the attack on January 21.

Onyumbe admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent over the attack at an earlier hearing.

Jailing him for 15 years with a further five years on licence, Judge Paul Dodgson said: “There is a significant risk that any partner in a relationship with you could be subject to serious harm.”

The court heard that Onyumbe had been described as “calculating and callous” in a pre-sentence report, while the judge told him: “I am quite satisfied you are dangerous within the meaning of the act.

“There was a significant degree of pre-meditation in boiling the kettle, then going into the kitchen before returning with it.”

Onyumbe was told he will serve a minimum of 10 years in prison before he will be considered for parole.