Trigger warning: This post contains an account of domestic abuse that may be triggering for some readers.
A teenage girl who was beaten for four hours by her ex-boyfriend after she refused to get him cigarettes has shared photos of her injuries following the brutal attack.
Kelsie Skillen, 18, was left bruised, swollen and now has a scar from the incident in which 19-year-old James McCourt assaulted her after taking her phone and locking her inside his apartment.
“You’re going to have a bruised face tomorrow so I better do it right,” he reportedly told her, before spitting in her face and pouring water over her.
Kelsie's injuries following the attack. Source: Facebook
McCourt admitted to assaulting Skillen "on various occasions" between May 1 and 31 this year, including bursting her nose open.
He was sentenced to 21 months in detention and will be supervised for 8 months following his release.
"I’m happy he has been sent away and can’t get to me, I’m so glad," the hairdresser and make-up artist told reporters outside the Glasgow Sheriff's Court yesterday.
"During the incident I kept saying 'Is it worth going to jail?' and he said 'I don’t care if I go to jail as long as you’re dead.'"
"I remember thinking, he is trying to kill me. He is dangerous."
The particularly brutal attack that happened when the couple returned home from a night out without McCourt's jacket, which had his cigarettes in the pocket.
"He said it was my fault, I had left his jacket, then he just flipped and grabbed me and attacked me."
Skillen drifted in and out of consciousness as McCourt bit her, put his knees on her chest and punched her repeatedly, all the while verbally abusing her.