A man has been jailed after he was found guilty of strangling a woman in her home before throwing a table at her.

Michal Wojdyla, aged 40 of Woodstock Close, Maidenhead pleaded guilty to one count each of Intentional Strangulation, Actual Bodily Harm and Criminal Damage at a hearing on November 8. A charge of Taking a Vehicle without Consent will lay on file.

On June 17, 2023, Wojdyla subjected the victim, on her return home, to a vicious assault. He threw eggs and cat litter at her, pulled her hair, punched her in the face and strangled her.

He then damaged items within the home, threw a table at the victim and ripped her shirt. He then made off in her car, after he had threatened to kill her.

The victim, a woman in her late twenties, suffered injuries to her eye and ear, as well as bruising to her neck and body. She required hospital treatment that day but was later discharged.

The offences happened at an address in Slough.

An investigation was launched, and Wojdyla was arrested on June 26, he was charged and remanded the following day.

Investigating officer, PC Matthew Denty, said: “This was a violent and distressing incident of domestic violence which occurred because the offender was jealous and controlling.

I am pleased that Wojdyla has been sentenced and I hope the result demonstrates that domestic violence will not be tolerated at any level and Thames Valley Police will investigate thoroughly and support victims.

“I hope that the victim, who has been incredibly brave and supportive throughout the proceedings, has some closure from the conclusion of this case.

“I would also like to thank the witnesses that also supported the victim and provided statements to the police, which allowed us to present a strong case to the Crown Prosecution Service and in turn led to a guilty plea”.

Wojdyla was sentenced to a total of one year and six months’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on Friday, January 12.

Wojdyla was also made the subject of a five-year restraining order.