Fife woman attacked and abducted by partner


A convicted killer,  jailed last year for an attack on his partner, has been found guilty of assaulting and abducting the same woman, just weeks after being given early release.

The woman was knocked unconscious by Felix McDonald and detained against her will during the incident in Lochgelly.

Neighbours heard her shouting at a window. Photographs taken afterwards showed injuries including a black eye and bruised chin.

McDonald (38), a prisoner at Perth, denied that on 2nd December at North Street, Lochgelly, he assaulted his partner, seized her by the body, repeatedly struck her on the head and body, rendering her unconscious, repeatedly seized her by the hair, dragged her and abducted her, locked her in the house and detained her against her will, all to her injury.

The jury found that McDonald was “guilty under provocation”.

Defence solicitor Sarah Meehan asked for her client to be granted bail but this was refused.

Sheriff Craig McSherry remitted the matter in the first instance to the High Court, as his previous sentence is unexpired. He will be sentenced for his latest offence on 25th April.

At the High Court in Livingston last August McDonald was jailed for 21 months. The sentence was backdated to 2015 and he was released in October.

He had slapped, punched and kicked his partner on the head and body and repeatedly threw her to the floor.

He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her from the property in Glenrothes, where the first brutal attack took place, the High Court was told.

He then forced her to walk to her home nearby.

There, he continued his vicious assault, repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and body and grabbing her by the neck.

McDonald’s previous convictions include being jailed for culpable homicide in 2006.

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