‘Jealous’ Haggerston man Dee Hunte jailed for blinding woman he punched in the face

Dee Hunte

Dee Hunte - Credit: poliec

A “jealous and controlling” man from Haggerston who beat a woman so severely that she lost sight in one eye has been jailed.

Dee Hunte, 35, of Mary Seacole Close, was waiting for the victim outside her home on November 18 2016.

He demanded she hand over her door keys and mobile phone for him to check who she had been with.

When she refused Hunte turned aggressive and put his hands around her throat, squeezing tightly, and warning her: “Don’t scream or I’ll kill you!”

He then punched her in the face injuring her right eye and eye socket.

When she fell to the ground Hunte stamped on her back several times before running away with her phone.

Although he was identified as the culprit he evaded police until July, when he was arrested in Westminster.

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Hunte pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and was sentenced for 11 years and four months at Croydon Crown Court on Monday (March 26)

Pc Asiri Hamidi said: “Hunte is a dangerous and violent individual with a predisposition for extreme jealousy and controlling behaviour.

“The sentence he received reflects the danger he poses to the public. His victim was left with life-changing injuries, and understandably remains very traumatised by the incident, but I hope this result will give her some comfort.

“We take a zero tolerance approach towards perpetrators who inflict such violence and are determined to provide justice for victims; and judicial sanction for those responsible.”