A man who held a meat cleaver to the throat of his partner and threatened to kill her has been jailed for three years.
Peter Renton, 40, had grabbed the weapon during an argument with Nicola Fleetwood at the home the couple then shared in Colesmead Road, Redhill on May 18 this year.
He held the blade to her throat and said he was going to kill her and then himself.
Although the victim wasn't injured, she was left terrified by Renton's actions and later alerted police.
Officers from Surrey Police's Public Protection Unit launched an investigation and Renton was arrested the following day.
He pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill at a previous appearance at Guildford Crown Court. Renton, who has a history of offences involving violence appeared at the same court on Wednesday for sentence.
Following the case, PC Sorella Staines said: "Peter Renton clearly has a violent temper and his actions that day left his partner extremely frightened.
"I hope this case sends out a message that Surrey Police will not tolerate this kind of abuse in the home.
"Anyone committing offences of this kind can expect to be put before the courts and face the consequences of their actions."