A Peterhead man has been jailed for a violent attack on a woman and threatening to rape the families of police officers arresting him.
Jack McLean’s victim was left needing surgery after the assault in the north-east town.
At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, the 24-year-old was jailed for 21 months for his actions last year.
McLean admitted seizing the woman’s phone from her hand, repeatedly poking her in the eyes with his fingers and repeatedly slapping and punching her on the head.
He then chased her in the street, pushed her to the ground, seized her by the hair and repeatedly kicked her all to her severe injury.
The attack on April 20 last year left the victim with a broken jaw, fiscal depute Anna Chisholm said, and she had to undergo an operation to have pieces of the fractured bone back in place.
McLean was also sentenced for further offences in October, in Back Street in Peterhead, the back of a police vehicle and at Fraserburgh police station.
When approached by officers, Ms Chisholm said he began to act aggressively, flailing his arms and legs as they attempted to restrain him.
“He made numerous threats to kill and stab the officers and find their families and rape them.
“He told officer Rastilav Zubaj he should go back to his own country.”
McLean’s solicitor David Sutherland said his client was “ashamed and disgusted” of his behaviour.
He added McLean planned to use the time in prison “to dry out” as he needed to stop taking alcohol.
Sentencing McLean, Sheriff Graeme Napier said: “This is disgraceful to say the least.
“You have such a record for violence.”
McLean was made subject to a non-harassment order meaning he cannot approach the victim of the assault for five years upon his release from jail.