20 May 2016
An abusive control freak has been jailed for forcing his girlfriend to run on a treadmill, eat countless tins of tuna and wear men’s clothes.
Obsessive Mohammed Anwaar criticised girlfriend Gemma Doherty’s appearance, saying she should look more like fitness model Graceyanne Barbosa.
Ms Doherty says her ex forced her to eat 50 cans of tuna a week and run for up to an hour a day on the treadmill.
He also decided who she was and was not allowed to speak to.
Anwaar, who was also physically abusive, was jailed for 28 months for controlling or coercive behaviour, an offence that was only introduced at the end of 2015.
He also admitted nine counts of assault and criminal damage at Sheffield Crown Court.
Guilty: Mohammed Anwaar has been jailed for 28 months (SWNS)
Miss Doherty said what had been a “perfect” relationship for the first six months turned sour in May 2015.
Mixed in with Anwaar’s controlling behaviour were violent attacks, the most serious of which in August last year brought a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.
After an argument over money, Anwaar first smashed Miss Doherty’s iPhone before attacking her with slaps and kicks, choking her and causing her to fall unconscious.
He assaulted her on five other occasions, often in front of her young sons. The most recent attack was on March 5 this year and this was when police were called.
Moving on: Gemma Doherty is relieved her ordeal is over (SWNS)
Doherty said that Anwaar, 27, would “only let me eat tuna and beetroot; I was wasting away when I was forced to lose all these calories every day.
“I felt like a zombie on autopilot and was at his beck and call – whatever and whenever.
“He treated me like an animal – almost like a guinea pig in a laboratory. He wanted me to have abs and a huge ass – a big one like Kim Kardashian.
“His favourite model was Graceyanne Barbosa and he would make me look at her fitness routines and practise them. If I didn’t he would beat me.”
The mum-of-two, formerly of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said she feels she has “finally been brought back into the real world” now that Anwaar has been jailed, adding, “I’m happy with new my new found freedom”.