Falkirk sheriff deals with domestic offender who choked partner

An offender threw lit matches, threatened to cut clothing with a knife and grabbed his partner by the throat restricting her breathing.

By Court Reporter
Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 4:20 pm

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday Steven Wykes (25) had previously pleaded guilty to the assault to injury he committed at his 82 Clark Street, Bannockburn home on July 23, 2019, when he seized her by the throat and compressed to restrict her breathing.

He also admitted behaving in a threatening manner in Clark Street, throwing lit matches and threatening to damage clothes with a knife on October 30, 2019.

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Wykes appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday

Sheriff Christopher Shead placed Wykes on a supervised community payback order for three years with the condition he attend the Caledonian domestic abuse programme and complete 300 hours unpaid work within 12 months.

He was also made subject to a a non-harassment order not to have any contact at all with the victim in the case for two years.

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