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A 31-year-old man scarred his ex-partner for life when he threw a draining board and cup towards her, striking her on the mouth


By Andrew Dixon

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Inverness Court. Picture: James Mackenzie
Inverness Court. Picture: James Mackenzie

At Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday, James Lane was ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid community work.

Sheriff Robert Frazer also imposed an 8pm-6am restriction of liberty order on Lane of Moray Park Place for the next five months.

Sentence had previously been deferred for a background report when the court heard that Lane’s victim was lying on the floor of a kitchen at a different address on November 14, 2020 when she was struck on the upper lip by the items.

She required 20 stitches and fiscal depute Robert Weir told Sheriff Frazer that the injury will leave a permanent scar.

The prosecutor said the couple had been separated for nine years, but he was living with her temporarily. He said the items were thrown following an argument

“She was getting ready to go out, there was an argument and she fell to the ground,” Mr Weir said. “He then threw the items at her, causing her to bleed heavily.

“He called an ambulance and police also arrived and he was arrested.”

Lane admitted culpable and reckless conduct causing his ex-partner severe injury and permanent disfigurement.


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