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Heroin user attacked partner after breaking court order banning contact


By Ali Morrison

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The Inverness Justice Centre Picture: Gary Anthony.
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A heroin addict who was in an on-off relationship broke his bail conditions preventing contact with his girlfriend on five occasions.

From September through to mid-December, Jamie McCann, of Dunabban Road, Inverness, visited her and sent her a letter before he was remanded in custody on December 14 last year.

McCann, appearing at court by video link from Porterfield, admitted assaulting the woman on September 11 by repeatedly punching her on the head, and pulling her hair, whereby she ended up with hot candle wax on her face.

He also admitted threatening behaviour towards a friend who called emergency services on November 12 after suspecting McCann and his partner had overdosed.

McCann pleaded guilty to five offences of breach of bail and was jailed for a total of 13 months by Sheriff Sara Matheson, backdated to December 15. He also received a one-year non-harassment order to keep him away from the woman.



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