Mom-of-one who broke up together with her abusive boyfriend when he throttled her in jealous row says she has been left suicidal after he messaged her 3,000 instances begging her to get again with him

  • Steven Thorley, 39, admitted stalking and assaulting his ex companion Jessica Bajic 
  • Thorley, who had 25 prior convictions, messaged Ms Bajic some 3,000 instances 
  • He was jailed for  21 months by Minshull Avenue Crown Court docket, Manchester

A tormented mom of 1 has been left feeling suicidal after her abusive ex-boyfriend messaged her 3,000 instances in a warped bid to power her to rekindle their relationship.

Jessica Bajic, 29, broke up with Steven Thorley after he throttled her along with his naked palms throughout a jealously fuelled row earlier than dumping her in a shower absolutely clothed and sprayed her with chilly water.

However Thorley, 39, who was wrongly satisfied Miss Bajic was dishonest on him, begged her to get again with him and despatched her 100 messages a day over an eight month interval.

He additionally scaled a flat roof outdoors her residence and repeatedly smashed her home windows when she refused to reply calls.

When he was lastly charged by police Thorley a father of two, from Heaton Norris, Stockport, Better Manchester, blamed his sufferer for his obsessed behaviour.

Ms Bajic said she had considered taking her own life as Thorley had made her life intolerable

Thorley attempted to strangle Ms Bajic and dumped her into a bath before spraying her with cold water. He prevented Ms Bajic from contacting police to report the incident

Ms Bajic stated she had thought of taking her personal life as Thorley had made her life insupportable

Steven Thorley, 39

Jessica Bajic

Steven Thorley, left, was jailed for 21 months having admitted stalking, legal harm and precise bodily hurt in opposition to his ex girlfriend Jessica Bajic, proper. The 39-year-old legal was additionally banned from contacting Ms Bajic indefinitely

In a press release to police Miss Bajic stated: ‘I felt suicidal as a result of I don’t really feel like there’s an finish in sight. I really feel like he is aware of my routine out and in and I’m scared to depart the home in case he’s ready for me.’

Miss Bajic stated Thorley would ‘bombard’ her with as much as 100 messages a day and ‘wouldn’t take no for a solution’. 

She advised police she took quite a lot of precautions, together with altering her cellphone quantity, taking out a non-molestation order and altering her each day routine. 

In a press release which was learn out in court docket, she stated: ‘I used to be hyper vigilant when strolling and would use my cellphone to audio report while strolling. My psychological well being has deteriorated. I battle to have my home windows open for lengthy intervals. I noticed him on the fitness center and I simply needed to look down in case he thought I used to be taking a look at another person.’

At Minshull Avenue Crown Court docket, Manchester, Thorley was jailed for 21 months after he admitted stalking, legal harm, assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and intimidating a witness. He was in breach of a group order imposed final 12 months for battery and possession of hashish.

The court docket heard the couple had been in a relationship for six years from 2015 however he had exhibited jealously throughout that point.

Prosecuting counsel Lisa Bookock stated after Thorley strangled Miss Bajic, he prevented her from calling police. She later managed to report the incident when she spoke to a nurse at hospital. 

Ms Bajic said she tried to change her mobile phone number and alter her daily routine in a bid to avoid contact with Thorley, who sent her some 3,000 messages

Ms Bajic stated she tried to alter her cell phone quantity and alter her each day routine in a bid to keep away from contact with Thorley, who despatched her some 3,000 messages

The court docket heard Thorley had tried to forestall Miss Bajic giving proof in opposition to him as he wished to proceed having contact along with his youngsters.

Throughout his marketing campaign of intimidation, Thorley established faux social media profiles to examine whether or not Miss Bajic had began any new relationships.   

Thorley had 25 prior convictions, together with battery, harassment and breach of restraining orders in a home context. His counsel Milena Bennett stated: ‘He has not had the chance to grasp what he has executed and to grasp his behaviour.’

However Choose Maurice Greene advised him: ‘It should have been extremely scary for the sufferer. You despatched quite a few messages which prompted her appreciable misery and she or he was scared to depart her home and scared to open the home windows.

‘She wished to maneuver on together with her life however you would not let her. You despatched in extra of three,000 messages and calls contacting her throughout that point, nearly 100 calls a day. You stated you have been going to kill your self. It was emotional blackmail and also you made her life insufferable.’

Thorley was additionally banned from contacting Miss Bajic indefinitely beneath the phrases of a restraining order.