"He beat her with a table leg and a metal belt buckle...after punching [her] in the face and hitting her over the head with a vacuum cleaner, [he] dragged her into the kitchen and pushed her head into a microwave.

'Although he couldn't shut the door he tried to start it by pushing the safety catch with a pencil.'

After being beaten and whipped by [him] for nearly 18 hours, [she] began to vomit blood. [He] refused to allow her to leave their flat. Twenty-four hours later, [she] started to bleed from her ear at which point [he] released her."

[From BBC News]