Doorbell footage has captured the moment a mother begged her jealous ex-boyfriend to leave her house after he attacked her with a brick.
Shannon Johnson, 25, was left with horrific injuries after her ex boyfriend, Thomas Bardsley, 34, followed her home and launched a brutal assault.
The mother-of-one had just returned from the pub with a group of friends and was having a cigarette when Bardsley showed up and threatened to kill her.
Moments later, he grabbed Ms Johnson’s neck and pressed his thumbs into her windpipe.
Bardsley then picked up a brick from the floor and began bashing Ms Johnson on the head ‘over and over’.
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Luckily within minutes, her new partner came out the house, and chased him off, saving her life.
Ring doorbell footage shows the moment that Bardsley later returned to the house, covered in Ms Johnson’s blood begging to be let in to see her new boyfriend.
Bardsley was jailed for ten years in January this year after being found guilty of wounding with intent and threats to kill.
The admin worker, from Sussex, said: ‘Thomas is a monster. When he attacked me that night, I thought he’d kill me.
‘My own daughter, who was eight months old at the time, didn’t recognise me for weeks due to my injuries. It was horrific.
‘Please, remember Thomas’s name and face and steer clear. He’ll make your life a misery.’
Ms Johnson was 21 when she started dating Bardsley, who is ten years older. They went on their first date in July 2019 and just two weeks later, Bardsley confessed to loving Ms Johnson.
She said: ‘At first, he acted like the perfect boyfriend. Showering me with compliments, treating me to meals out. But two months later, he changed.’
According to Ms Johnson, when Bardsley drank, he picked fights and was aggressive.