A MAN has been jailed for burning his partner with a cigarette and attempting to strangle her following a cocaine-fuelled argument.

Shane Murray, of Morris Close in Slough, appeared in court for sentencing last Friday (February 9).

The 36-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and intentional strangulation.

Reading Crown Court heard that, on October 1 last year, Murray strangled his partner of nine months - leading her to fear for her life. He then lit up a cigarette and put it out on the woman.

At the time, Murray was registered as his partner's carer.

Sentencing him on February 9, 2024, Judge Joanna Matson told Murray: "The basis for the attack was jealousy in a domestic context.

"As I said to you earlier, the whole fact that domestic abuse is an aggravating feature is because you're in a relationship of trust - there should be mutual trust between you. There was a breach of trust."

Murray admitted to being under the influence of cocaine at the time of the incident.

He said he had been clean for a period of years, but had relapsed following the death of his father.

Judge Matson dismissed the defendant's expressions of remorse, stating that he continued to pose a "real risk" to his victim.

The judge told Murray: "People often say they're remorseful when they're facing time in custody. But actions speaks louder than words."

Murray was sentenced to 18 months in prison.