Jail for “caveman” after Fife street attack on partner
A Fife man, who grabbed his partner’s ponytail, put her in a headlock and dragged her along the street, has been branded “a caveman”.
Andrew Gillies has been jailed following the violent attack in a Dunfermline street.
Sheriff Alastair Brown said, “The word caveman springs to mind”.
Gillies (38), of Inchkeith Drive, Dunfermline, also thought social workers “had an agenda” against him after a negative report which highlighted his controlling behaviour.
Gillies appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.
He previously admitted that on 23rd October at Trondheim Parkway West, Dunfermline, he assaulted his partner, by seizing her by the hair, pulling her by it, seized her by the neck and placed her in a headlock, whereby he dragged her along the street.
Gillies also breached bail conditions imposed in court not to contact Ms Duncan by doing just that several times on 29th November.
Sheriff Brown quoted parts of the social work report about Gillies’ lack of insight and his controlling behaviour.
Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said, “That’s not how he comes across to me.”
Sheriff Brown told Gillies, “It’s totally unacceptable that in Dunfermline in the 21st Century, any man should pull a lady by the hair and then put her in a headlock. That is completely outrageous behaviour.”
Sheriff Brown jailed Gillies for 11 months.