- Hussain Abu, 37, accused of beating girlfriend Sannah Javed, 26, to death
- She died from internal injuries and had fractured eye socket and broken rib
- Court heard Ms Javed died a day after Hussain begged for her forgiveness
- Hussain denies murdering her in December and is on trial at the Old Bailey
Abu Hussain, 37, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Sannah Javed, 26 (pictured), by brutally beating her at her home in Ilford, north east London
A 'controlling and abusive' boyfriend beat his partner to death the day after she took him back and promised to 'always forgive' him, a court heard.
Abu Hussain, 37, is accused of murdering girlfriend Sannah Javed, 26, by brutally beating her at her home in Ilford, north east London.
Ms Javed bled to death from severe internal wounds and was found to have suffered 51 different injuries including a fracture eye socket and cracked ribs, the Old Bailey heard.
Hussain, of Whitechapel, east London, denies one count of murder following his partner's death in December last year.
The court heard how the day prior to Ms Javed's death, Hussain sent her text messages begging for forgiveness and pledging: 'I will never do it again'.
The messages reveal he had 'tapped' Ms Javed's hand, but Hussain told her: 'Please, I'm really sorry, I will never shout again and touch you.'
Ms Javed told him to come to her flat with the 'wine I love', adding: 'Always forgive you.'
Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said Ms Javed was in a troubled relationship with Hussain and had applied for a restraining order at Bow County Court in April last year.
However, the papers were never served on Hussain because she took him back, despite claims he had beaten her in the past.
On the evening of December 2, Hussain called 999 to report that Ms Javed had collapsed and needed medical attention.
She was pronounced dead in the early hours of the following morning, with a post mortem examination revealing 51 bruises and abrasions, a fractured eye socket, and several fractured ribs.
Mr Aylett told the court: 'There was a tear to the tissue surrounding the small intestine, causing intensive internal bleeding. This appears to be the cause of the death.
'This injury was the result of some blunt trauma, most likely a punch, or put colloquially, a punch in the gut in the context of a more protracted assault.'
Ms Javed's neighbour reported hearing two loud bangs on the dividing wall on the evening before she died.
'That's consistent with the defendant assaulting Sannah Javed, hitting her a number of times to cause a large number of bruises', said Mr Aylett.
'In the course of the assault, he struck her in the abdomen to cause that fatal wound.
Ms Javed (pictured) bled to death on December 3 last year from severe internal wounds and was found to have suffered 51 different injuries including a fracture eye socket and cracked ribs, the Old Bailey heard
'That internal injury is of a type to cause relatively slow internal bleeding, and having sustained such an injury that went untreated, Sannah Javed would slowly have bled to death.'
He said Hussain threw suspicion on himself by giving different accounts about how Ms Javed was found in the bedroom.
'To the police at the scene, the defendant has said she was sitting on the bed and the next minute she just fell back and was out of it', he said.
'The following day, the defendant told a different police officer that he had gone to the bathroom and when he came out Sannah was lying on the floor as if she had fallen over.'
Hussain also told detectives that Ms Javed had drunk two-and-a-half bottles of vodka that evening.
'You may think something happened inside that flat to lead the defendant to change his story, by increasingly distancing himself from what gone on', he said.
The court heard Ms Javed had suffered a troubled upbringing, rejected by her father for not being a boy, leaving school at the age of 16 and being sent to Pakistan when her behaviour was 'out of control'.
She served an apprenticeship as a hairdresser but never managed to hold down a full-time job, turning to alcohol instead, the court heard.
Ms Javed struck up a relationship with Hussain when they were neighbours in Walthamstow, north east London.
He had rescued her from a former abusive boyfriend, the court heard, but quickly changed to try to control her as well.
Mr Aylett said: 'Sannah told her mother she found the defendant controlling and he wouldn't leave her alone.
'She said "he thinks he owns me".'
In the non-molestation order filed by Ms Javed with Bow County Court, she called Hussain her 'ex-partner' and said 'the defendant became controlling and then abusive and threatening towards her.'
The court heard Hussain had slapped Ms Javed in the face in the street and hit her on the nose in April last year during a trip to the cinema.
A week before she died, Ms Javed's mother came to stay for three days and said her daughter was happy and healthy, and had stopped drinking.
On November 27, Hussain texted her saying: 'Sorry about earlier. Try to tell the truth. I just thought you lied because you don't want me around. I guess you got confused.'
Just days before she died, he sent her another text message apologising with a smiley face emoticon.
'I tapped your hand, I will never do it again. Try and listen', he told her.
He then said: 'Please, I'm really sorry, I will never shout again and touch you. I only tapped your hand to get your attention. Sorry.'
Hussain denies one count of murder.
The trial continues.