I thought he was the love of my life...then he turned me into a HU­MAN FIRE­BALL


Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by FELIC­ITY CROSS felic­[email protected]­lystar.co.uk

A MUM who was scarred for life when her jeal­ous lover set her on fire, has told of her ter­ror for the first time.

Lee Fer­gu­son poured petrol over ter­ri­fied Jade Jor­dan, 29, be­fore throw­ing a cig­a­rette lighter at her.

She was en­gulfed in a fire­ball and was left rolling on the floor in a fran­tic at­tempt to put out the flames.

Al­most two years on she is only now able to re­live her or­deal.

The mum-of-two said: “All I re­mem­ber is Lee walk­ing to­wards me hold­ing a plas­tic bot­tle, then say­ing ‘I’m go­ing to go to jail for a long time for this’ be­fore throw­ing petrol all over me and set­ting me on fire.”

“The next thing I knew was ag­o­nis­ing pain be­fore wak­ing up in hos­pi­tal.”

Jade, mum to Lee’s chil­dren, spent four weeks in hos­pi­tal af­ter emer­gency surgery on her stom­ach, ab­domen and legs. Thir­teen per cent of her body was burned in the Fe­bru­ary 2017 at­tack.

Fer­gu­son, 32, in­set, was jailed for eight years in May 2017 af­ter plead­ing guilty to griev­ous bod­ily harm with in­tent.

The pair had started dat­ing when Jade was just 16.

The for­mer hair­dresser said of Fer­gu­son: “He was just friendly and gen­uine – a re­ally nice guy.”

In 2007 they had daugh­ter and in 2011, a son. Jade, from Wallsend in North Ty­ne­side, added: “Lee was a great dad, re­ally good. My son was never far from his side. They were very close. I couldn’t fault him as a dad.

“The only prob­lem was that Lee al­ways had a tem­per and liked to go for a drink at the week­end. He didn’t like me go­ing

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