'˜Woman bully' sent former partner abusive messages

A self-confessed '˜woman bully' sent horrible text messages to his former partner and then assaulted her in her own home.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 21st February 2016, 11:00 am
Connors text campaign began when his partner ended their relationship
Connors text campaign began when his partner ended their relationship

Brian Connor (30) mounted a campaign of terror and abuse against his ex – even sending her a photograph of her own genitalia – which culminated in him assaulting her.

Connor, 230 Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, having pled guilty to sending the threatening texts between August 30 and September 13 last year. He also admitted the assault he committed at a house in Garry Place on September 13, 2015.

Procurator fiscal depute Gavin Whyte said: “She told him the relationship was over. The accused later sent her text with a picture of her own genitalia and continued to send her abusive text messages.

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“When he called her she quickly put the phone down. He sent another text message stating ‘If you are not going to answer your phone I will need to come round’.

“Another text stated ‘there will be hell to pay’.”

Matters came to a head when he arrived to collect his belongings.

Mr Whyte said: “She had bagged the accused’s property at the front door, but he barged his way inside. The accused was drunk and called the witness a slut and a whore – he said ‘I will show you what a woman bully is’ and grabbed her by the throat and pushed her back against the stairs, squeezing her throat.

“He shouted ‘I’m going to choke the last breath out of you’. She lashed out at him and broke free. He punched her once to the top of the head.”

Connor then picked up his belongings and left and police were called. His partner had red marks around her neck and a lump on her forehead after ordeal.

The court heard Connor, who has no previous convictions, later handed himself in.

Neil Hay, defence solicitor, said: “The intention is they will resume their relationship in the fullness of time. Both parties want to put this very regrettable event behind them.

“There were no threats made to distribute the images - the lady herself sent the images to Mr Connor during the course of their relationship.”

Sheriff Linda Smith said she took into account Connor and his partner had reconciled and ordered he pay the woman £550 in compensation. She also placed him on a community payback order with the condition he complete 145 hours of unpaid work within six months.