A north-east secondary school teacher is due to stand trial later this month accused of a campaign of domestic abuse against his wife.
Timothy Browett, a physics teacher at Banchory Academy, is alleged to have subjected his wife to a six-month campaign of controlling and abusive behaviour.
The 45-year-old denies the charge against him and will stand trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
The charge alleges Browett told the woman he was “entitled to her body”, demanded to be served food by her, and criticised her for wanting time alone.
That behaviour was alleged to have taken place between January 1 and July 1 this year with two alleged incidents on specific dates also detailed in the court papers.
On May 11 this year Browett is accused of shouting at the woman, striking his hands on a table and accusing her of being mentally unstable.
He’s also alleged to have sent an accusatory message to mutual friends.
On a later date, June 10 this year, the charge states he also acted in an aggressive manner towards his wife and her female friend and that he pushed his wife on the body causing her to stumble backwards.
He’s also accused of repeatedly removing funds from a joint bank account without mutual agreement and repeatedly contacting her by text, phone and voicemail causing fear or alarm.
Browett, of Deeview Road, Banchory, denies the charge of domestic abuse.
His solicitor appeared on his behalf at an intermediate diet to confirm his earlier plea of not guilty.
Browett will stand trial later this month.
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