Ken Livingstone was threatened with castration by daughter's ex

Ken Livingstone was threatened with castration by daughter's ex

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was threatened with castration by thug who dated his daughter

  • 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

The former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone was threatened with castration by the thug who dated his daughter, a court heard.

Layton Poore, 20, met Mia Livingstone on a night out at a club on Tottenham Court Road in London, however he soon became ‘aggressive and controlling’.  

Ms Livingstone, who was 17 at the time, described how Poore burned her arm with a cigarette lighter on February 13 at the Livingstone home, The Evening Standard reported. 

She accused him of leaving her with ‘painful bruises’ and eventually called the police, Harrow Crown Court heard.

Layton Poore (above), 20, met Mia Livingstone on a night out at a club on Tottenham Court Road in London, however he soon became ‘aggressive and controlling’

Nicola Merrick, prosecuting, said: ‘He made threats to her, saying he was going to harm her, going to kill her, and going to kill her family.

‘He said he was going to cut her father’s penis off, he was going to come to the house and injure her and her family, and also destroy the family home.’

Poore, from Glen Parva, near Leicester, admitted charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and witness intimidation and was sentenced to 31 weeks in prison.

Judge Lana Wood also imposed a three-year restraining order, banning Poore from contacting Mr Livingstone, 77, his wife Emma Beal, and Mia, now 18.

Judge Lana Wood imposed a three-year restraining order, banning Poore from contacting Mr Livingstone (pictured), 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, punching me, leaving painful bruises on me, he spat on me.’

Ms Merrick continued: ‘They hit it off quickly, and Mia took the defendant to her family home, where she lives with her parents.’

Describing the burning incident, Ms Merrick said: ‘They were smoking and he was using up her cigarettes. 

‘When she indicated she wasn’t particularly happy that he was smoking her cigarettes, he held a lighter onto her right arm, causing a burn mark on it.’

She added: ‘He said he was going to put her head and members of her family’s heads on sticks and to kill her family and to castrate her father.’ 

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