‘River City’ thug who assaulted pregnant partner is jailed


A vicious thug, who was in relationships with two Fife women at the same time and violently assaulted both of them, has been jailed for two years.

The two women had children fathered by Steven Rough, whose double life also involved beating up his partners.

One of the assaults took place when one of the victims was pregnant.

On another occasion he attacked the same woman when she was holding a child, causing their heads to collide whereby the infant was injured.

Rough, from Glasgow, carried out assaults in High Valleyfield, Crombie and Townhill.

His secretive lifestyle led to one of the woman believing he was a policeman. She later discovered he was in fact a joiner but had played the part of a policeman as an extra in the TV series ‘River City’.

After a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, a jury found Rough guilty of a catalogue of domestic abuse. He was remanded in custody until sentencing and has now been jailed for 24 months by Sheriff Simon Collins.

Rough (30), of Earl Street, Glasgow, was found guilty of the following charges.

On an occasion between 1st and 30th June 2016 at Leighton Street, High Valleyfield, he assaulted his partner, then pregnant, by seizing her by the hair, throwing her to the ground, seizing her by the head and repeatedly striking her head against a wall, all to her injury.

On an occasion between 1st and 17th July last year, at Central Road, Crombie, he assaulted another partner, by seizing her by the neck, pinning her to the floor, punching her on the body, seizing her body and dragging her to the floor then repeatedly striking her head on the floor. He then carried her, seized her by the throat, compressing it and restricting her breathing, all to her injury.

On 16th July last year at the same address in Crombie he assaulted a woman by seizing her by the neck.

On 17th July last year at Streets Place, Townhill, he assaulted a woman by pushing her on the body, causing her to strike a door, whilst she was holding an infant. He struck her on the head, causing her to strike against the head of the child.

He then further struck her on the head, threw a set of keys at her and seized her by the hair when she was still holding the child, all to her injury.

On 17th July last year, at Streets Place and elsewhere, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing and making offensive remarks to the woman and breaking a glass candle holder.

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