An 18-year-old father who choked his girlfriend, covered her in dirty mop water and hurled fireworks at her at 17 is one of Britain’s youngest domestic violence offenders.
Teenager Bobby Hoyle liked to pose beside cars and on motorbikes for social media pictures.
But behind the swagger was a person who subjected his young girlfriend to sustained abuse.
In court this week baby-faced Hoyle’s violent behaviour against the young woman was revealed as a prolonged and ‘utterly degrading’ campaign of intimidation and jealous revenge.
Teenager father Bobby Hoyle, pictured, liked to pose for social media posts
In one particularly horrific incident, the teenager strangled the girl.
Hull Crown Court heard the terrified victim was left fearing that she would die. Hoyle also spat at her, hurled a bucket of dirty mop water at her and threw fireworks at her during the ‘terrible’ and ‘appalling’ catalogue of harassment.
At one stage he told her: ‘If I can’t have you, no one can’.