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Man jailed for attack on partner in Kingussie which left her with swollen face

By Court Reporter

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A brief relationship ended in violence when a Dundee man assaulted his partner, leaving her with a swollen face and a cut below her eye.

Connor McInearney previously lived in Spey Street, Kingussie but is no of fixed abode having been remanded in custody at Inverness Sheriff Court for non-appearances and a lack of co-operation with social workers.

Sentence had previously been deferred until today for a background report which was obtained while he was on remand.

He had admitted the assault which took place in the home the couple shared in Kingussie on September 10, 2021. He was jailed for nine months, backdated to January 17.

A two year non harassment order was also imposed.

The 25 year old also pleaded guilty to abusive behaviour towards the police after he was arrested and a later breach of bail conditions for being in Kingussie.

Fiscal depute Emily Hood told Sheriff Margaret Neilson that he "launched into a tirade of abuse", threatening to kill the officers, sexually abuse one officer's grandchild and other obscene insults.

Defence solicitor Patrick O'Dea said: "He accepts the comments to the police were appalling. He had a lot to drink. Regarding the assault on his partner, his position is that she threw something at him first.

"He met her while working in Aviemore and it was a brief relationship which was volatile."

Sheriff Nelson noted McInearney had a record for domestic offending and violence and criticised him for his lack of co-operation.

Mr O'Dea conceded: "His record does him no favours."

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