A psychiatric nurse has been jailed for three years after he threatened to kill his landlady and battered her – with a model DALEK.
Brutal Robert Golding, 55, used a pewter salt shaker, in the shape of one of the Dr Who monsters, to beat Jane Wilkinson around the head.
Golding also attempted to strangle the 56-year-old victim, who suffered a large cut to her head during the attack in September last year at her home in Totnes, Devon.
He pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and making threats to kill and was jailed for three years at Plymouth Crown Court on Friday.
Judge Francis Gilbert told Golding: “You pinned Miss Wilkinson to the floor, hit her with a pewter object and attempted to strangle her.
“Luckily she managed to escape. However, Miss Wilkinson thought she was going to die and was understandably terrified.”