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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was threatened with castration by the bully who dated his daughter, a court has heard.
Layton Poore, 20, met Mia Livingstone on a night out at a club on London’s Tottenham Court Road, however he soon became “aggressive and controlling”.
Mrs Livingstone, who was 17 at the time, described how Poore burned her arm with a lighter on February 13 at Livingstone’s home, The Evening Standard reported.
She accused him of leaving her with “painful bruises” and eventually called the police, Harrow Crown Court heard.
Nicola Merrick, a prosecutor, said: “He threatened her, saying he was going to hurt her, that he was going to kill her and that he was going to kill her family.
“He said that he was going to cut off her father’s penis, that he was going to come to her house and hurt her and her family, and also destroy her family house.”
Poore, from Glen Parva, near Leicester, admitted to charges of assault causing actual bodily harm and witness intimidation and was sentenced to 31 weeks in prison.
Judge Lana Wood also imposed a three-year restraining order, barring Poore from contacting Livingstone, 77, his wife Emma Beal and Mia, now 18.
In an impact statement, Ms Livingstone told the court: “He used to hurt me all the time, hitting me, giving me painful bruises, spitting on me.”
Mrs. Merrick continued, “They hit it off quickly and Mia took the defendant to her family’s home, where she lives with her parents.”
Describing the burning incident, Ms. Merrick said: “They were smoking and he was using his cigarettes.”
“When she indicated that she wasn’t particularly pleased that he was smoking his cigarette, he held a lighter to her right arm, causing a burn.”
She added: “She said he was going to put his head and the heads of his family members on sticks and kill his family and castrate his father.”
Layton Poore Quick and Facts
- Layton Poore, 20, met Mia on a night out at a club on Tottenham Court Road
- Mia described how Poore burned her arm with a cigarette lighter on February 13
- Poore admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and witness intimidation