Woman jailed for abuse of Male partner

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I thought my limbs might have to be amputated’: Battered boyfriend stabbed and starved by his controlling girlfriend tells of his mental and physical torture as she is jailed

  • Jordan Worth, 22, inflicted a catalogue of injuries on her boyfriend Alex Skeel
  • She stabbed him, scalded him with boiling water and isolated him from friends
  • Worth, of Stewartby, Bedfordshire, who wanted to be a teacher was yesterday jailed for seven-and-a-half years for torturing Mr Skeel
  • She pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm
Alex Skeel (pictured) has bravely told how he was tortured by his girlfriend Jordan Worth

Alex Skeel (pictured) has bravely told how he was tortured by his girlfriend Jordan Worth

A battered boyfriend made to suffer at the hands of his ‘controlling’ girlfriend has spoken for the first time about the torment he suffered as she was jailed for seven and a half years.

Bravely waiving his anonymity, Alex Skeel told MailOnline he was speaking out because he wanted to campaign against domestic abuse.

Mr Skeel, 22, fought back tears as he told MailOnline: ‘I thought my limbs might have to be amputated. I had open burns. I lost three stones in weight. I went from 10 stones down to seven. It was awful. It was three years of mental abuse and then it turned physical.’

She stabbed him with a knife, scalded him with boiling water, banned him from their bed and decided what clothes he should wear.

Worth, who lived with Mr Skeel in the village of Stewartby, Bedfordshire, also isolated him from his friends and took over his Facebook account.

Jordan Worth (pictured), 22, was jailed for seven and a half years for her campaign of abuse against her boyfriend Mr Skeel in which she stabbed him and starved him

The couple, pictured in happier times, lived together in Stewartby, Bedfordshire, before Worth, who wanted to be a teacher, was jailed for torturing him during their relationship

The couple, pictured in happier times, lived together in Stewartby, Bedfordshire, before Worth, who wanted to be a teacher, was jailed for torturing him during their relationship

Battered boyfriend Alex Skeel tells of his mental torture

Mr Skeel said: ‘I was infected from the burns pretty much all over my body. Luckily they managed to treat it.

‘The physical violence happened for about nine months and for four years before that it was mental abuse.’

Mr Skeel said he was 16 when he met her in 2012 when they became friends while they both went to drama college at Bedford and he was in the lower sixth form.

‘She was probably only girl I ever felt was interested in me. I never had that before. But she clearly used my history to her advantage to go on and do what she did.

He continued: ‘She would constantly say that this was the way to do things. And because I was wooed by her, flattered, I believed her. But it wasn’t normal. She wanted to basically change who I was.’

‘My family said that they knew the mental abuse was going on, but didn’t know about the physical violence. She kept me away from them for two years. I have a very loving family and loving parents and she wouldn’t allow me to talk to them. She would hit me and threw a boiling water on me and stab me in the arms and say that I’ve been speaking to my family, but I hadn’t.’

Aspiring teacher Worth had a degree from the University of Hertfordshire, had come from a loving and supportive family, and had raised money for children in Africa.

But Luton Crown Court heard she cruelly controlled every aspect of Mr Skeel’s life.

Prosecutor Maryam Syed said a relationship began and later they moved in together but from an early stage she was exercising control over him deciding what he could wear.

But the prosecutor said worse was to come as she became violent towards the man, who the court heard suffered from hydrocephalus which is caused by a buildup of fluid inside the skull which made him vulnerable.

She used blunt objects to strike him, wounded him with a knife and didn’t help him get to hospital for treatment.

For nine months he couldn’t sleep in the same bed as her, the court was told.

Mr Skeel told how his weight plummeted as he was starved and stabbed during their tumultuous relationship in which Worth banned him from her bed and controlled his Facebook

Now Mr Skeel (pictured kissing Worth during a brief happy moment) says he just wants to move on with his life after suffering the trauma of her abuse

Worth pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm with intent between April 2016 to June last year.

Neighbours of the couple often heard them arguing said Miss Syed and the sounds of things being thrown in the house.

She said the victim was heard by his neighbours shouting at Worth: ‘Get off me, you are hurting me.’

He was seen on occasions with black eyes and to be limping and with his arm in sling.

Worth after receiving her degree in Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, cruelly controlled every aspect of her partner’s life

Once Worth was seen at a window by a neighbour ‘armed’ with a screwdriver or hammer, the court was told.

Another neighbour heard him shouting: ‘Get off me. Get off my head. Don’t keep doing that to my head.’

She saw burn marks on his arms which he explained away as self-inflicted.

Mr Skeel added: ‘My family never thought it would be physical. But it just got worse and worse.

‘It started off with little things with her just hitting me, and punching me and then It got to her having a bottle in her hand.

‘And every time I removed a weapon, she would go onto the next one and it led to being hit with hammers, getting stabbed with knives and having boiling water thrown over me.’

Mr Skeel said he wants to set up a refuge for battered men. He attends a group for domestic violence victims and would like to help others. He said he had been told by the police that there had been a spike in the number of male victims in recent years.

The court heard it was in June of last year that neighbours called police to the couple’s home in the village in the early hours after hearing shouting.

The ambulance crew noted injuries to his hand, burns to arms and legs which were being self treated with cling film.

There was cling film round his ankles, and a hand wound that was bleeding.

He was taken to Bedford Hospital’s acute clinical unit and then to Addenbrookes Hospital.

Asked by MailOnline if he could have got away, he said: ‘You can’t. When I in hospital after she stabbed my wrist and my tendons in my hand, she walked out of the building because they were going to operate on me. The senior consultant rubbed my eyes with his thumb and said, ‘Are you sure you are safe to go home?’

Worth pleaded guilty to controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Despite her sentence, Worth appears to be in a new relationship with James Clarke (pictured), according to his Facebook profile

‘He knew that [what was going on]. And he flagged it with the police. But they have to go on what I say and, at the time, I was scared of the consequences of going against the person abusing me.

‘If I did anything out of turn that she didn’t want it just got worse. I never spoke to my mum and dad for two years. She didn’t allow it. And if I did, there would’ve been massive repercussions. She said to me ‘I want to take you away from your family and ruin your life.’

‘I remember one time she hit me on the head with a laptop plug and I was bleeding and I said, ‘Please help me’. I had my head down and blood was pouring out of it. She walked up the stairs and I said again ‘Please help me’ and she said, ‘Go and die!’

‘She just walked laughing up the stairs. That’s when I thought that it couldn’t get any worse. But then she started throwing boiling water over me. It happened twice in two different hotels. I was asleep she poured boiling water all over my back.

‘It was an alarm call of boiling water hitting my skin. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night for no reason at all other than that happened. In the second hotel, she kept filling up jugs of boiling water and throwing them all over me.’

On June 6 he was examined at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and found to have burns on his legs as well as stab wounds about his body and limbs. Days later Worth was arrested.

The court heard the couple are no longer together and Worth, who is in a new relationship with James Clarke, has been living at an address in Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk.

Jailing Worth judge Nic Madge told the court: ‘She accepts that she has in the past, on a number of occasions, used blunt objects and implements to strike him and that he suffered injuries as a result of her doing so.

‘She accepts using boiling or hot water to cause injury to him. She accepts that she has in the past used a knife to cause injury to her partner.’

Worth was also made the subject of a restraining order which prevents her from contacting Mr Skeel for an indefinite period.

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