A TEENAGER was jailed for nine years for his part in the abuse of a 'slave' woman in Stonehouse

After throwing boiling water in the face of a woman who was 'effectively a slave' and breaking her eye socket with a police-style baton, Carlton Julius posted a mocking video of her injuries on social media, a court heard on Monday.

Teenager Julius had put sugar and salt into the water to worsen the burns suffered by the woman in the horrific 'napalm' style attack, Gloucester Crown Court was told.

The woman, who is in her twenties, spent two weeks in hospital after the attack, which happened at a house in Stonehouse, and has made a good recovery thanks to prompt treatment for her burns.

At the time of the attack, the prosecution said, she was being kept as a 'servant' in the Stonehouse address where she was being continually abused by residents and visitors.

But Judge Ian Lawrie QC said that the way Julius had mixed the water, sugar and salt showed he had a 'knowledge and calculation of napalm'.

Julius, 19, of Thatcham Avenue, Kingsway, Gloucester, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to the woman with intent by pouring boiling water over her on September 12 this year.

Judge Lawrie jailed Julius for nine years. He also ordered him to pay a victim surcharge £181.