"I'm going to throw acid in your face."
Former policeman Jhangir Rasul, aged 40, of Bolton, was jailed for 26 weeks at Manchester Crown Court for assaulting his ex-partner.
He was in a 10-year relationship with the woman. Prosecutors said it was “dysfunctional” and “characterised by violence, abuse and numerous calls to police”.
The court heard the pair had two children together, while Rasul also had a wife and four children.
Prosecutor Michael Brady explained that after Rasul was asked to leave the woman’s home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, he grabbed her, “whacked” it against the staircase and hit it against the door.
Rasul then pulled her to the floor, hit her head against the floor before he “scratched at her eyes”.
The ex-policeman then stamped on her head a few times while “screaming something unintelligible”.
In a statement, the woman said she “thought she was going to die”.
Days after the attack, her face was still swollen and she was still in a lot of pain.
She asked to go to the hospital, but Rasul refused unless she made up a story to explain her injury. She told doctors she had been involved in a “fight with a friend”.
Weeks later, on April 26, 2019, Rasul turned up at her home and she let him in because she felt intimidated.
Rasul told her that his nephew “was going to smash her phone” unless she gave him some money.
He then went into the kitchen and picked up a knife. Rasul started waving it near her neck.
He told her: “B****, I’m going to kill you.”
The woman then asked: “How can you do this to someone you love?”
Rasul replied: “I don’t love you. I’m going to throw acid in your face.”
After she pointed out that he would go to prison, Rasul stated:
“If I do, I will do it in a very clever way and you wouldn’t know it was me.”
He then called her a “sl**” and a “h**”. Rasul also said he would “get his mates to s**g her”.
Rasul carried on shouting and the woman stayed downstairs and waited until Rasul went to sleep before leaving the house.
The following day, she called the police.
Rasul was arrested and he gave a false account to officers. He claimed the woman had “dominated” him.
Prosecutors read out a statement by the woman which said she would “rather die than die slowly at the defendant’s hands”.
The court heard that the relationship was “endured rather than enjoyed” by the victim.
She was “sick of living in fear” and being “bullied”. The statement added that she now “hates looking at herself in the bath because she is so full of scars”.
Rasul admitted two counts of common assault against his former partner.
Paul Bryning, defending, said that being in jail would be “more daunting and more onerous” for his client, as a former policeman.
Mr Bryning said: “He has to live with the guilt of what he has done.”
Judge Michael Leeming told Rasul: “Being a former police officer, you should be fully aware of the effect of domestic violence on the innocent.”
Manchester Evening News reported that Jhangir Rasul was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison. He also received an indefinite restraining order, banning him from contacting the victim.