These are the horrific burns inflicted by a thug who poured boiling water over a mother-of-two in one of the worst domestic violence cases ever seen by police.
Evil Jason McLean broke into Suzanne Thomas’ home the day after she dumped him and left her fearing for her life.
He threatened her with a knife , kicked her to the floor and stamped on her head and then emptied a full kettle over her.
As Suzanne lay screaming in agony McLean went to boil the water a second time – but was only prevented from tipping that over her when he heard police sirens.
Suzanne, 33, suffered 27 per cent burns all over her stomach, legs and private area and scalding marks all down her arms where she tried to hold back the water.
McLean, 36, went on the run but sneaked into Suzanne’s hospital room and chilling told her: “You haven’t seen anything yet – if you think this is bad see what comes next.”
He was arrested before he could carry out his threats and is now serving a 14 year jail sentence.
Suzanne, a full-time mum to two girls, is still receiving treatment for the third-degree burns and has bravely released photos of her injuries for the first time.
She said: “It was absolutely the worst pain I have ever been in.
“It felt like someone was ripping sheets of skin off me – but slowly.
“He was in a complete rage – staring straight through me. He was in a total and blind rage.
“At first I was angry, and then after seeing him smirking in court all I wanted was to see him get a good sentence – and I think he did.
“What Jason did to me that night has completely changed my life – I can’t even face having a bath as a fear of water still haunts me.
“I don’t feel ashamed and I don’t feel angry any more; I just feel sad. I feel sad that a man could do that to someone.
“I couldn’t do that to my worst enemy.”
Suzanne met McLean in a nightclub in March 2013 and they instantly hit it off and he moved into her home in Nottingham six months later.
But within days the charmer had become controlling and jealous and she threw him out after a few weeks living together.
She then went out with pals and returned with one girlfriend in the early hours to find her living room window open and McLean inside with a knife.
He jumped out of the window and forced her to open the door while her friend ran for help.
Suzanne recalled: “I was trying to calm him down, but he just wasn’t hearing it.
“He started kicking me and I fell to the ground and he carried on with the kicking, and stamping on my head.
“That’s when I don’t know if I passed out briefly because when I went to sit up he was holding a kettle above me.
“He poured that directly on my lap, all down my legs and my stomach.
“I was screaming.
“He said ‘do you want another one?’ and he went back to the kitchen, but that’s when the police came.
“I went straight into shock and then it felt freezing cold. The pain was horrific.”
Suzanne was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she spent three weeks wrapped chest to toe in bandages and on a cocktail of painkillers.
Doctors said had if McLean had poured another kettle of water over her the extra burns would probably have killed her.
McLean eventually handed himself into police and was jailed in March 2014 after being convicted at Nottingham Crown Court of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Detective Inspector Peter Queen said: “This is one of the most horrific cases of domestic violence I have seen and the injuries to Suzanne will leave scars for the rest of her life.
“Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there for Suzanne or for anyone who is a victim of abuse as the psychological scars run just as deep.”
Suzanne has since moved to Skegness, Lincs., where she is trying to start a new life with her two school-aged daughters.
She still has to apply cream daily, take regular painkillers and can’t go in chlorinated water or into the sun without extremely high-factor sun cream.