These are the horrific burns inflicted by a thug who poured boiling water over a mother-of-two in one of the worst domestic violence cases ever seen by police. Jason McLean broke into Suzanne Thomas' home the day after she dumped him and left her fearing for her life. He threatened her with a knife , kicked her to the floor and stamped on her head and then emptied a full kettle over her. As Suzanne lay screaming in agony McLean went to boil the water a second time - but was only prevented from tipping that over her when he heard police sirens. Suzanne, 33, suffered 27 per cent burns all over her stomach, legs and private area and scalding marks all down her arms where she tried to hold back the water.
He was in a total and blind rage. At first I was angry, and then after seeing him smirking in court all I wanted was to see him get a good sentence - and I think he did. "What Jason did to me that night has completely changed my life - I can't even face having a bath as a fear of water still haunts me. I don't feel ashamed and I don't feel angry any more; I just feel sad. I feel sad that a man could do that to someone. I couldn't do that to my worst enemy." Suzanne met McLean in a nightclub in March 2013 and they instantly hit it off and he moved into her home in Nottingham six months later.