A young doctor from Australia has revealed her horrifying ordeal at the hands of her Tinder date.
Back in November 2016, Angela Jay was stabbed 11 times and doused in petrol by a man she’d met on dating app, Tinder.
Paul Lambert, 36, broke into the 28-year-old’s Port Macquarie, New South Wales, home and set upon her with a knife.
Angela had previously dated her attacker for around six weeks but after noticing his behaviour becoming more and more possessive, broke off the relationship.
Lambert didn’t take the rejection well and threatened Dr Jay, prompting her to take out an Apprehended Violence Order against him.
“Your (sic) not safe in that house. I have some of the house keys,” he texted her, according to court documents submitted when she applied for the AVO.
“I need you to understand this is my good side right now. The good side won’t last long. Especially being rejected.”
But despite the Order being granted, Lambert broke into Dr Jay’s home and set the scene for an elaborate rape fantasy - that police believed was to culminate in her murder.
After laying in wait for her, Lambert attacked her with a knife.
“I looked down at my legs and saw stab wounds and thought, 'My God, he's going to kill me, I'm going to bleed to death'," she told the Daily Telegraph.
"I put pressure on my leg using my hand, all the time thinking, 'I need to get out of here.'
"He caught me again and started pouring petrol over me, there was terror now and that gave me extra strength to run," she said.
Angela managed to escape to her neighbour’s house, where they called paramedics and police.
When police arrived on the scene, her attacked was shot dead on site.
"It was the worst day of my life," Dr Jay told the paper. "I'm glad he's dead. I cried tears of relief when the police told me."
In September, Dr Jay will support White Ribbon’s 65km fundraising Trek For Respect along the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.
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