A teenager from Royston who poured boiling water on a love rival, and live streamed the attack, has been jailed for three years.

Princess Owusu-Ansah was sentenced at Croydon Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent and criminal damage Inner London Crown Court back in March.

On February 2, the 18-year-old let herself into her friend’s home on the Dog Kennel Hill Estate in East Dulwich and accused her of seeing her boyfriend.

She then began the attack, throwing punches as her victim covered herself with a duvet for protection.

Owusu-Ansah live streamed a video, which was shared on Snapchat, with footage showing her rushing towards her friend with a kettle, before pouring boiling hot water on her.

As the victim fell to the floor screaming, the 18-year-old can be heard shouting "don’t embarrass me" and "don’t piss me off, I’ve got a knife".

She then stabbed her in the leg, before trashing the woman's room, smashing sentimental items.

The victim was able to flee to the street and call for help, later being treated at Kings College Hospital in London for non-life threatening stab wounds.

Police were alerted by a member of the public, who had seen the video on Snapchat.

Claudette Hamilton, senior crown prosecutor at the CPS, said: "Owusu-Ansah has pleaded guilty to stabbing her former friend. She turned up at the victim’s home and put her in absolute fear for her life.

"Whilst this was happening, she gratuitously recorded the events on her mobile phone and posted this on social media.

"I hope that with these early guilty pleas and a sentence date fixed, the victim feels that we are well on the way to justice being delivered."

DC Abigail Ellyatt, from Central South Command Unit, added: "I hope this result brings the victim some comfort in knowing this violent offender has been brought to justice, and I admire the strength and courage she has shown throughout."