A controlling and jealous husband secretly fed dangerous steroids to his wife so she would get fat and stay at home to cook for him.

A court heard that Dalwara Singh ground up tablets of high-strength anabolic steroids before slipping them into meals and wine for his wife.

“She’s now on female hormone tablets to counter the effects and redress the hormonal balance. These steroids have no listed benefits for women and can have permanent masculating effects,” Prosecutor Caroline Bray told the court.