Woman’s steroid rage attack terror at hands of her boyfriend
A steroid-pumped thug launched a shocking attack on his sleeping partner for no apparent reason
Terrified Rachel White woke up in the middle of the night to find her steroid-addled boyfriend strangling and biting her.
Steroid-pumped thug Christopher Anderson launched the shocking attack on his sleeping partner for no apparent reason.
Anderson, who has previous for attacking his partners, gripped Miss White’s throat tightly then savagely bit her on the cheek.
The attack was only brought to an end when police turned up, having been called by a worried neighbour.
Miss White then realised Anderson had smashed items in the house and had brought a meat cleaver from the kitchen to the bedroom.
Jailing Anderson for eight months at Newcastle Crown Court, Judge John Milford QC told him: “It was a very frightening experience for her.
“She woke to find you were strangling her then you deliberately bit her on the cheek.
“You have a bad record, particularly for offences against former partners.”
Miss White, 27, was living with Anderson at Northumberland Street, Wallsend, North Tyneside, on March 29.
They had been drinking and Miss White went to bed, the court heard.
Caroline McGuirk, prosecuting, said: “She woke to find the defendant was strangling her with both hands.
“She said the pressure was immense and caused her breathing to become shallow.
“Then he bit her cheek.”
Miss White blacked out and came round to the sound of banging outside when police arrived, and this finally made Anderson get off her.
Anderson, who was drunk, was then abusive and threatening towards police when they arrested him.
In a victim impact statement, Miss White said: “This incident left me feeling vulnerable, scared, dazed, confused and helpless.
“I never want to see him again.”
Anderson, 29, pleaded guilty to assault and was jailed for eight months and given a restraining order to keep him away from the victim.
Brian Mark, mitigating, said Anderson has now stopped taking steroids and has lost five stone.
Mr Mark added: “He is very ashamed of this matter, he is quite shocked at his behaviour.
“This offence arises out of him using substances to try to make himself stronger in the gym.
“He took steroids to bulk himself up and this made him ill and angry. He is now not on steroids.”