A VICIOUS thug said he’d “kill” his partner in front of their child and then threatened to break her legs while stalking her.

Mehmet Akguc has been jailed after he put his hand over his partner’s mouth, shouted at her and approached her with a razor threatening to cut her hair.

The 22-year-old was staying with his girlfriend at her flat in Kelting House, Basildon and had been celebrating a birthday with her and their child who was less than a year old.

The three people got home on September 19 last year and a row started brewing between the two in the early hours of the morning on September 20 over the contact he was having with their child and the involvement of the woman’s mother.

It was then that he got angry and launched himself at the woman.

Akguc, of Marlowe Road, London, was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court yesterday where he appear via video link.

Prosecuting, Daniel Higgins said that the woman had heard their child start to wake up and went out into the flat’s hallway.

He said: “He put his right hand around her throat, pushing her against the bathroom door, squeezing tightly and she felt light headed.

“He was saying things like he would kill her, no one could stop him and he didn’t care if someone came after him.”

Mr Higgins said the woman managed to break free of Akguc’s grip, and that she had later told police Akguc had picked up a razor and threatened to shave her hair off, and due to how unpredictable he was being, she genuinely believed it could happen.

She fled the flat with her daughter, going down several flights of stairs and asking neighbours to call the police.

When he was arrested and she returned to her flat and found her phone was smashed.

Akguc was arrested, interviewed and released on bail, which is when the stalking began.

Mr Higgins added: “He started making calls to her sister asking her where she was, what she had been wearing and all people she had been seeing, and saying he didn’t want her seeing other people.

“She got a dating app, later deleting it, but he texted her saying he had found out and threatened to break her legs.”

Mitigating, Ciara McElvogne said that Akguc accepts full responsibility for his actions and that they were “unacceptable” and that he wants to tackle his offending.

Judge Ian Graham jailed Akguc for eight months for assault, criminal damage and stalking and gave him a three year restraining order prohibiting him from going to Kelting House or contacting the victim outside of child arrangements.

He told the defendant: “The aggravating features are that you were on bail and also the assault charges took place in her home and secondly, the child was present at the time and was woken up by what was happening and was crying.” Akguc will serve at least half of his sentence before being eligible for parole.