A man who subjected his partner to a vengeful campaign of domestic violence has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Konstantin Konotoptsev, of Cambridge Gardens, in Ladbroke Grove, subjected his 45-year-old partner to a week of violence last year after he was released from prison.
The 51-year-old had been released from a 16-week spell behind bars for actual bodily harm (ABH) against his partner when he immediately launched into another reign of terror over her.
Police say Konotoptsev told his victim he would “torment” her for his time behind bars and carried out his threat upon release, beginning his campaign of violence against the victim the day after he was released from prison on September 22.
His acts of cruelty included eye gouging and threats against her son.
Her misery only came to an end when a friend heard her screams in a voicemail message accidentally left on the phone. That friend alerted police, who found the victim “cowering” under bed covers.
“The offences occurred over a five-day period.
"The victim had her head placed in a vice, Konotoptsev placed his fingers in her eyes and threatened to have people carve a swastika on her son’s face. He verbally abused her calling her humiliating names in Russian.
“The victim was found cowering under the bed covers by officers. Her arms were covered in bruises and she was shaking.”
The officer paid tribute to the bravery of the victim for having the courage to speak to police about her horrific ordeal.
DC Mustafa said: “Konotoptsev is a dangerous man who placed his victim at significant risk. He will now face the consequences of his violent behaviour and actions.”
He was found guilty by a jury of ABH, harassment and battery following a five-day trial at Isleworth Crown Court, and sentenced on March 13.
The officer continued: “Kensington & Chelsea’s Community Safety Unit is dedicated to protecting victims of domestic abuse in any form. We will ensure that any abusers are brought to justice. You do not need to suffer in silence.
“Domestic abuse in all its forms is something that we take extremely seriously, and it’s important that people know that the police can and will take action to support victims of this type abuse.”
Anyone who wants to contact the safety unit can call 020 8246 0248.