A WOMAN who bled to death after her throat was cut from ear to ear had told her sister police would only respond once her ex-boyfriend had stabbed her, a court heard.

Alice Ruggles, 24, first reported Lance Corporal Trimaan “Harry” Dhillon to police 10 days before she was found lifeless in the bathroom of her Gateshead flat last October.

He ignored an official warning to cease contact and sent his ex a parcel.

She informed Northumbria Police, Newcastle Crown Court heard, but while the initial response to her first complaint was “brilliant”, she was unhappy with what happened following the second call.

In a statement, her sister Emma, a British Army officer, said she advised Ms Ruggles to alert the police, but she replied she already had.

The statement said the Sky employee told her sister: “They will f****** respond once he has f****** stabbed me.”

Dhillon, a signaller with the 2 Scots, denies murder.

The court heard how Dhillon, born in India, started an intense internet relationship with Ms Ruggles while serving in Afghanistan.

She split with him after she found out he was messaging other women on dating site Tinder, jurors were told.

She said she was frightened when he travelled to Tyneside from his barracks near Edinburgh and repeatedly knocked on her door late at night, tapped on her window and left flowers and chocolates on the sill.

The court has heard a phone message he then left, repeatedly saying he did not want to kill her.

Ms Ruggles, who grew up in Leicestershire and remained in Newcastle after studying at Northumbria University, made a police statement on October 2 in which she described him as obsessed.

She said: “I feel harassed, alarmed and distressed. I want him to leave me alone. I am terrified of his actions. I am being stalked and I want it to stop. I don’t feel safe in my own home.”

The court heard Dhillon was given an official police warning to stay away as a result. The trial continues.