Aberdeen man assaulted pregnant partner and left her ‘permanently disfigured’

Aberdeen Sheriff Court
Aberdeen Sheriff Court

A man who assaulted his pregnant former partner and left her “permanently disfigured” has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Kieran Williams pleaded guilty to assaulting and punching his former partner to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement on a date between February 14 and February 28 in 2012.

The woman was pregnant at the time and the lawyer for the 28-year-old accused, Andrew Ormiston, yesterday told Aberdeen Sheriff Court that his client had since changed his ways.

Mr Ormiston said: “This was several years ago, and he is deeply regretful for his conduct.

“He was struggling with relationship, drink and drug problems at the times.

“Things have progressed and he is now in a stable condition. He is far more mature now than he was in 2012.”

Sheriff Morag McLaughin said she had “listened carefully” to Mr Ormiston’s defence.

She said:  “You were 21 at the time, and since then you have made significant steps to improve your relationship with alcohol.”

Williams was placed under supervision for two years, given 150 hours of unpaid work and issued with a restriction of liberty order meaning he has to stay at home between 10pm and 7am for the next 30 weeks.

Williams, of Oldcroft Place in Aberdeen, was also given a non-harassment order banning him from contacting the woman for the next 10 years.