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Inverness man jailed for eight months for assault on his partner

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre where Sheriff Court sits.
Inverness Justice Centre where Sheriff Court sits.

A WOMAN was grabbed twice by the neck after an argument with her partner, who has been jailed for eight months.

Gary Fraser, a 41-year-old plant operator of Culduthel Park, Inverness, inflicted a cut and bruising on the woman in a house in Kildonan Crescent, Inverness on July 24 this year.

He also threatened to kill her as she fled from the house, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

Fraser, who admitted previous convictions, had been remanded in custody on August 4 and his sentence was backdated to then.

He admitted the assault to injury by video link.

Fiscal depute Ruraidh Allison said that Fraser pinned his partner down on a sofa as he gripped her neck.

“She managed to get up but he grabbed her throat again and pinned her against a wall,” he said.

“She managed to exit the property but Fraser came out to the garden and shouted: ‘If you call the police, I will kill you’.”

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: “It was an empty threat. Both had been drinking and this led to disinhibition.

“She received a text from another man that upset him, an argument developed and became physical.

“He acknowledges he was wrong.”

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