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Abuser from Inverness is put on programme


By Ali Morrison

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A 26- YEAR-OLD Inverness man was ordered to participate in an intensive programme for domestic abusers or be jailed.

Inverness Sheriff Court previously heard that Marlon Lewis, of Craigton Avenue, first assaulted his partner around six or seven years ago by throwing a bucket at her and causing her to fall to the ground, resulting in an injury.

Fiscal depute David Morton said there was another incident involving Lewis’s partner following an argument in a car around July or August last year.

“They were returning home from the shops and the argument escalated at home,” Mr Morton said.

“He was shouting and swearing at her, pushed her into the garden fence and then seized hold of her. She was shouting for help and he dragged her into the house.”

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans said: “He knows he was wrong.”

Sheriff Gary Aitken had deferred sentence for an assessment on Lewis’s suitability for the programme.

He also placed Lewis, who admitted a course of violent conduct towards his partner, under two years of social work supervision.

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