Nadeem Baras beat his girlfriend almost every day for a year, he once punched her so hard that he sprained his own wrist.

Nadeem of sparkhill was sentenced to jail for 3 years and 2 months at Derby Crown Court.

Sentencing Nadeem, Judge Robert Egbuna said you treated your girlfriend like she was your property.

The court was told Nadeem isolated his victim by locking her up in his flat, she was not allowed to visit family and he would beat her almost everyday and once threatened to set her on fire along with her kids.

Nadeem once snapped his victim’s finger with his bare hands, The victim was not allowed her epilepsy pills.

The victim’s mother tracked her, but when Nadeem found out he beat her so hard that he sprained his own hand.

Judge Robert Egbuna told him: “It is a disgrace the way you behaved.

“You committed serious violence for a period of more than a year against an extremely vulnerable victim who suffers from epilepsy and you knew that.

“You denied her medication, telling her she was going crazy.

“You have left her with virtually no confidence, you destroyed her and the consequences of your relationship have been devastating on her.

“Your only thought was for yourself and no-one else, you treated her as though she was yours and no-one else’s.

“All for what? For your own ego and so you could feel like a man.”

Prosecutor James Varley told court, Nadeem and the girl first met when nadeem was in his 20s an the victim was in her teens.

Nadeem moved his victim to his house which he was sharing with his wife.

The victim moved out after a few days but Nadeem and the girl got back together after his wife threw him out of the house.

Mr Varley said: “Between 2016 and 2017 he beat her, threatened her, isolated her from her family and controlled her.

“He was insanely jealous and, when she rang her family, he would stand in the background telling her what to say.

“He beat her on an almost daily basis and her family tell of a woman who was once lively and vivacious and who took great care in her appearance.

“They said she turned into someone whose nails were bitten to the quick, who stopped wearing make-up and did nothing to her hair.”

Mr Varley said the victim was too scared to contact the police and Nadeem was arrested only when her family intervened.

In a victim impact statement read to the court, she said: “I am looking over my shoulder all the time because of what he did to me.

“I am so scared I don’t leave the house anymore.

“I take a high dose of anti-depressants, I don’t socialise and I suffer panic attacks.

“I can’t stand to be touched, even by my own sister.”

Nadeem pleaded guilty to 1 count of coercive behaviour and controlling a partner.

Errol Ballantyne, defending, said: “He accepts what he did was grossly wrong and by entering a guilty plea he says he does not want to put her thought that pain again.”