Banknock bully bit wife's shoulder

Drunken husband pinned wife to a couch then followed her into the kitchen and took a bite out of her shoulder as she contacted police.

A frightened wife tried her best to distance herself from the attentions of her drunken husband, but he sprang onto her as she sat on a couch and pinned her there by her shoulders.

Terrified by this attack, she ran to the kitchen to call the police but he followed her and began to bite her on the shoulder.

Brian Batchelor appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife at his home 23 Bankier Road, Banknock on July 12 last year.

Batchelor appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife

Rachel Wallace, procurator fiscal depute, said: “It was 7pm and the complainer found the accused under the influence of alcohol. She was sitting on the couch away from the accused, however, he got up and pinned her to the couch by her shoulders, holding her there on the couch for a short period of time.

"She then went in to the kitchen and contacted police. The accused entered the kitchen and approached the complainer from behind and bit her on the shoulder. He kept biting her for a few seconds while the complainer told him to stop.”

The court heard Batchelor was now back with his wife.

Sheriff Christopher Shead placed Batchelor on supervised community payback order for three years with the condition he engage with the Caledonian domestic abuse programme and complete 150 hours unpaid work within 12 months.