Man doused woman's feet in cleaning fluid and turned on gas in abduction attempt

Patrick Kelly barricaded the front door with a dining table after spraying his victim's feet with cleaning fluid.

Man doused woman’s feet in cleaning fluid and turned on gas in abduction attempt SNS Group

A man poured cleaning fluid on a woman and turned on the gas supply to a cooker in a terrifying abduction.

Patrick Kelly, 46, held the victim at a flat in Glasgow’s Kinning Park on February 17, 2017.

Kelly barricaded the front door with a dining table having sprayed the woman’s feet with the liquid.

He earlier ignited the gas supply and went on to switch off electricity to property when she tried to phone for help.

She was heard to shout from a window: “He is going to kill me, he’s going to burn the place down.”

Kelly pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to culpable and reckless conduct as well as abducting the woman.

The court heard the victim rented the second floor property on Sussex Street from friend Kelly’s parents.

Kelly, of Armagh, Ireland, had been drinking with the woman and friends the previous night.

Around 2pm, “paranoid” Kelly believed that the police were coming to get him.

He went into the kitchen cupboards and took out various cleaning products.

Kelly poured the products onto the woman’s shoes then entered the living room.

She asked Kelly what he was doing and he replied: “What’s on the TV?”

The woman was said to be scared by Kelly and she failed in an attempt to calm him down.

Prosecutor Ryan Watson said: “He went to the kitchen and turned on the gas supply to the cooker.”

A knock was heard at the front door and the woman asked Kelly if she could answer it as she was scared but he refused.

This was the only means of exit from the property.

The victim begged Kelly for his mobile phone to call friends for help but he refused.

Kelly returned to the living room with two knives and used the cleaning liquid on the blades.

He went on to act erratically by moving around the flat before pouring cleaning products on the woman’s feet.

She was then able to shout from the window and managed to get to a phone but Kelly switched off the electricity so it did not work.

Police, ambulance and fire brigade crews attended and the victim was able to be rescued from the window.

Kelly was later persuaded to remove the barricades and he was arrested.

He told officers: “I just went bolo” and that he had taken drugs.

The woman was taken to hospital meantime and was fortunately found to have suffered no injuries but was “highly stressed.”

Sentence was deferred pending background reports until next month by Sheriff Louise Arrol KC who bailed Kelly meantime.

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