A DOMESTIC abuser who threatened to set a woman's house on fire after hitting on the head and knocking her out has been jailed.

Tyler Haluwa, 23, of no fixed address, was jailed for two years and two months at Basildon Crown Court for a series of offences.

At roughly 3am on June 17 this year, Haulwa assaulted the victim by hitting her around the head and momentarily knocking her unconcious.

He then began causing criminal damage inside the address, in Basildon, and then threatened to set the property alight if the victim called police.

The victim has been praised by officers for contacting police despite Haluwa's threats of continued violence.

Officers arrested Haluwa at the scene before securing charges and a remand against him.

Investigating officer PC Cameron Haggie, of Basildon’s Domestic Abuse Investigations Team, said: “I want to praise the victim for her courage during the investigation.

“She called us, despite the threats made by Haluwa, and she’s been supporting of her case ever since.

“Haluwa is a domestic abuser and he subjected a woman to violence, he damaged her possessions and he threatened to set fire to her home.

“He has since received more than two years in prison for his actions.”

Haluwa received 26 months for threatening to destroy property, 16 months for assault causing actual bodily harm and one month for criminal damage, all to run concurrently.

Counts of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour and threats to kill will remain on file.

At Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday 8 September, he was also made subject of a five-year restraining order.