UPDATE: I went to the police, they said they'd arrest him and then 2 days later they decided to drop the case. So that was fucking useless
EDIT: Didn't realise this would blow up. I'm back home now and wanted to thank those who were nice. But I want to address the awful comments trying to guilt me into going to the police:
FIRSTLY HES NOT MY FRIEND. HE LIVES WITH MY FRIEND. And you don't have to be someone's best mate to live with them.
SECONDLY if I report this I am putting myself in immediate danger. A lot of times things like this won't get charged. Won't end in him being put away. Instead he will immediately know that I reported him and I am then put in danger. Y'all talking about him killing someone in the future, I immediately line myself up for that because he knows I'm the one who ruined his life - or tried to. So what do I do? Sacrifice myself because no one has stood up to him before me? Or protect myself from someone who clearly is capable of doing me harm. Which would you like me to do?
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POST:
I'm getting checked out at A&E right now but I'm still in shock. He had been drinking and was looking for his phone and thought I had it. He walked straight up to me and put his hand around my throat and held me down on the sofa.
I dug my nails into his hand and he only let go when my nails went for his face.
Apparently he's done this to friends before as well as female friends and girlfriends. But this is the first time he's done it to someone that's not his friend.
When he let go he made a comment that when having sex with women, he's used to their nails digging into him
I was sitting next to my close mate (it was only the three of us) and he froze. We left the room and then the guy kicked me out of the house. My friend left with me. And afterwards when we were talking about it, he said the friend had done it to him before but only in a joking way and lightly.
My friend is 100% on my side and he is super supportive. But I keep thinking how his friend group and society has enabled this guy to get away with his behaviour until he moved it to the next level.
I don't know why I'm making this post.