A South Yorkshire killer is back behind bars after he poured a kettle of boiling water over his new partner

A violent man has been jailed for pouring boiling water over his new partner just months after he had been released from prison for killing a former partner.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:47 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on March 26 how Anthony McCall, aged 63, of Hartington Close, Deepdale, Rotherham, had served a prison sentence for manslaughter and had just been released about six months before he attacked his new partner in October, 2019.

Holly Clegg, prosecuting, said McCall took a kettle of boiling water and poured it over the back of his new partner’s body and legs while he was lying on a bed.

Ms Clegg added McCall had called the ambulance service and said there had been a “bit of a hoo-ha” with his partner who had wound him up so he had boiled the kettle and thrown it at him.

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Pictured is Anthony McCall, aged 63, of Hartington Close, Rotherham, who has been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to nine months of custody after he admitted committing an assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The complainant was found with burn injuries to his neck, back, buttocks and lower legs, according to Ms Clegg, but he would not support a prosecution.

However, McCall pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Recorder David Kelly told McCall: “You were in drink at the time and your response to him winding you up and getting on your nerves was to go downstairs get a kettle, take the kettle and pour it over the back of his torso, neck and legs and with it boiling it must have been absolute agony.”

The court heard McCall was previously sentenced to five-and-half years of custody in 2014 after he admitted manslaughter following the death of his partner in October, 2013.

Ms Clagg said he had hit a former partner with a broken bottle and they later died in hospital from blood loss.

Dermott Hughes, defending, said it would be unfair to consider the defendant as an habitual user of violence and he is a man who has not received help to tackle his underlying problems with alcoholism and anger management.

Recorder Kelly confirmed McCall had only been released from prison for manslaughter in April, 2019, after he had had to be recalled and he committed this new offence about six months later.

He sentenced McCall to nine months of custody.

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