A “BARBARIAN” who sexually assaulted and throttled a woman in her own home, has been given a lengthy prison sentence.

Robert Eldin, 26, was forbidden to go anywhere near the Selby area woman under a court order because he had previously attacked her sexually, York Crown Court heard.

Katherine Robinson, prosecuting, said he went to the woman’s house in January.

There he carried out a sustained and lengthy attack during which he assaulted her sexually and throttled her with both hands.

He also bent her fingers and toes back.

“You have pleaded guilty to the most outrageous series of offences,” the Recorder of York, Judge Sean Morris, told him. “You behaved like a barbarian.”

He gave Eldin a 12-year extended prison sentence consisting of eight years plus an extra four years on prison licence.

Eldin, of Swinefleet, Goole, pleaded guilty to sexual assault, actual bodily harm and assaulting the woman, assaulting her friend, criminal damage to a phone and the friend’s car and breach of a restraining order.

He remains subject to the restraining order for the rest of his life.

His barrister Tabitha Buck said he had suffered trauma in the past which had affected his mental health.

Eldin had been using drink and drugs to self-medicate.

The alcohol, drugs and mental health issues were behind his offending.

In a personal statement, the woman told the court: “A bad past doesn’t give him the right to be a bad person and treat other people badly.” She suffered from nightmares, flashbacks and depression as a result of what Eldin had done, the court heard.