Jailed: Chadwell Heath man who broke into a house and poured boiling water on his victim
- Credit: Essex Police
A burglar from Chadwell Heath has been jailed after breaking into a house, pouring boiling water over the owner and stealing his cash.
Jermain Davis, 32, of Whalebone Lane North, was sentenced to six years and four months in jail on Monday after inflicting “lasting physical and mental injuries” on his victim.
He was one of two men who broke into a house in Fingringhoe Road in Colchester on December 27 in what the police have called a “planned incident”.
After knocking on the door, the two men forced their way into the house before flooring a man inside and demanding his money.
They poured boiling water from a kettle onto the victim’s leg and held a hammer against his head.
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After the victim gave some money over to the men they tied him up and left, leaving the man there until he was found by a family member.
Blood found on the victim’s t-shirt and a door frame helped identify Davis, along with a balaclava found discarded in the middle of a nearby road.
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He was arrested in May and pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary at Ipswich Crown Court on June 1.
Investigating officer DC Matt Collins said: “This was a planned incident executed with the use of extreme violence. This has left the victim to deal with the lasting physical and mental injuries.
“Nobody should experience what the victim did, let alone in their own home. Jermain Davis is a dangerous man and I am pleased he is now behind bars.
“Due to the evidence against him, he had little option but to admit his involvement in this crime. I hope he spends his time in prison reflecting on his actions, their consequences and the lifestyle he leads.
“I want to praise the courage of the victim and his family during the investigation and I hope this sentence provides them with some solace.
“The investigation will continue to find those who acted with Davis during this horrific crime and I am determined to also bring them to justice.”