A teenage girl and her new boyfriend who tortured and forced the girl’s ex-boyfriend to drink urine from a dog bowl and a cocktail of beer have been jailed.
The two, Kathleen Phelan, 18, and George Russell-Brookes, 20, subjected Matthew Butcher, 19, to the degrading six-hour ordeal.
They admitted to the crime that also included dragging him around with a rope.
The victim was allegedly subjected to degrading conduct before he was released.
Butcher apparently suffers from Crohn’s disease and wears a colostomy bag, confided in a friend who told his horrified parents and the police were called.
According to prosecutors, Butcher had previously been in a relationship with Phelan, who had then begun a relationship with Russell-Brookes.
On August 17 last year a Polaroid printer for Phelan had been delivered to his home, so he took it round to her flat where the horror attack started.
Apparently, the door was answered by Russell-Brookes who invited him inside but then shoved him forcefully across the living room to the floor as Phelan locked the door behind him.
Russell-Brookes pulled him to his feet, only to push him over again and punch and kick him.
At first Phelan was shouting at him to stop, but then demanded their victim’s phone and pushed his head against the wall with such force that the plaster cracked.
She ordered him to make a call to get her wifi connection re-established, which he did and then asked to leave, but was told by Russell-Brookes: ‘No, I’ve got so much more for you.’
Russell-Brookes made a FaceTime call to Emery, telling him: ‘I’m on top of the world with this little rat I’ve got here.’
Butcher was made to snort lines of salt and when he vomited as a result the trio forced him to eat it.
Phelan then got a cleaning spray containing bleach and sprayed it on his face and arms, causing a burning sensation, before telling the other two: ‘We don’t want him dead yet.’