An Aberdeen man who threatened to strike his partner with a hammer and “slit her throat” has been jailed for two years.
Harry Morrison, 32, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday after being arrested for attacking Kerry Anne Wilson.
Police were called to their Grandholm Court address on Tuesday, August 21.
Morrison later admitted a charge of assaulting Ms Wilson by “repeatedly seizing her by the body, pushing her on the body and causing her to fall to the ground, seizing her by the hair and repeatedly kicking her on the body”.
He also pleaded guilty to covering the woman’s mouth with one hand and “restricting her breathing”.
The court heard that Morrison threatened to slit the woman’s throat with a knife and hit her with a hammer if she tried to leave the property during the ordeal.
Defence agent Ian Woodward-Nutt said Morrison had struggled with a drinking problem and had consumed an “excessive amount” on the night in question
He added: “My client regrets and is ashamed of his conduct, he is fortunate that the injuries sustained by his then-partner were minor as he accepts there was the potential for a more serious outcome.”
Sheriff William Summers told the court that Morrison had similar offences on his record as he jailed him for 24 months.