A woman has spoken out after her internet boyfriend subjected her to a terrifying two-hour attack when she tried to end their relationship.
Neil Jephcott, 33, told the woman he would slit her throat and stab her with scissors before he hit her head against a wall during the assault at her flat in Morecambe, Lancashire.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he only stopped when she played dead.
She said: ‘We went for a drink and when we got home he literally just attacked me. I had a duvet wrapped round me and he pulled it off me and started throwing things.
‘I told him I didn’t want to be with him any more. He twisted my right arm right round and held me on the bed with a wine glass over my face.
‘He sat on the couch with a pair of scissors and threatened to stab me and slit my throat. He said, “One of us is going to die tonight”.’
She said she was ‘totally naked’ and ‘very vulnerable’ during the attack, and described how Jephcott smashed the wine glass on his head before trying to grab her phone.
She added: ‘I can’t understand why no-one heard anything because I was shouting, “Help, please don’t kill me”.
‘I was screaming at this point and managed to get away from him. He then hit my head on the wall and put both hands round my neck and tried to strangle me. I had to pretend to be unconscious.’
Jephcott, from Lancaster, Lancashire, was handed a suspended prison sentence and a restraining order after pleading guilty to threats to kill and assault at Lancaster Crown Court.
He is now back on dating websites ‘looking for love’.
On his current profile on one popular site he describes himself as a ‘coffee snob’, looking for love.
Source: Daily Mail