A BABY faced thug has been unmasked as one of Britain’s youngest domestic abusers.
Bobby Hoyle, 18, strangled, punched and harassed his ex-girlfriend in a campaign of jealous revenge.
And he posed in shameless pictures beside cars and motorbikes for social media while subjecting her to the “utterly degrading” intimidation and abuse.
Violent Hoyle, from Hull, told his girlfriend in one confrontation: “If I can’t have you, no one can.”
He left her fearing for her life during a “terrible” campaign, which included him spitting and throwing fireworks at her.
The couple had been in a relationship for around five months until August when she tried to call it off.
She almost blacked out when she strangled her with both hands for 20 seconds, telling her she should kiss him.
In another incident he dragged her down the street as she shouted for help from her dad. He kicked her on in the back of the head four times before she ran into a nearby house for safety.
Hoyle aggressively banged on the window and demanded: “Just get her out. I want to talk to her.”
He also set her bag on fire when she asked him to leave her home in another incident.
She then tried to push him out the house but he punched her and gave her a swollen eye.
And on another occasion he took her phone off her, hit it on a hard surface then took it outside and stamped on it.
Later that day he showed up at her house, grabbed his ex by both arms and poured a bottle of vodka down the drain.
He then kept riding his bike into the back of her legs and called her a “sl*g” when she was outside walking.
On another occasion, Hoyle entered her home, ran up to her, pinned her to the sofa, pushed her back down and grabbed her throat. He was arrested on September 27. Hoyle had convictions for seven previous offences, including affray and wounding.
Nigel Clive mitigating, said, that Hoyle was 17 when the offending began but it continued after he turned 18.
“He has not engaged in any victim blaming at all,” said Mr Clive.
Hoyle was “in at the deep end” as far as relationships were concerned. “He dealt with it terribly,” said Mr Clive.
Hoyle admitted putting her ex in fear of violence and harassment between August and September.
Judge Kate Rayfield told Hull crown court that strangling was a “horrific form of violence” to use.
“The person does not know in those few seconds whether they will live or die,” said Judge Rayfield. That was exactly what Hoyle wanted the victim to feel.
The violence happened when the ex-girlfriend was not doing what he wanted her to do.
When she said that she did not want to be in a relationship with Hoyle, he could not accept that and some of his behaviour towards her was “utterly degrading” including spitting at her and throwing the mop bucket with dirty water in it.
As he behaved in such an “appalling” way to her, it was not surprising that she did not want to be with Hoyle because of his “selfish” behaviour.
“It was committed over a prolonged period,” said Judge Rayfield.
Hoyle was given a two-year suspended custodial sentence and 80 hours’ unpaid work.
He was also ordered to attend 31 days of a Building Better Relationships programme and 10 days’ rehabilitation.
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