Accused of assaulting partner

A MAN from Aberdeen was released on bail on Monday after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff from custody accused of assaulting his partner.

Martin Dowling, of Cloverleaf Grange, Bucksburn, had his case continued without plea until 1 August.

The 53-year-old was accused of assaulting his partner at the Lerwick Hotel on Sunday (15 July) by repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and striking her on the head with a telephone, all to her injury.

Dowling was also charged with behaving aggressively and shouting at the same location on the same day.

The court heard that the couple were in Shetland on holiday.

Both charges stated that it would be proved in terms of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 that the offences were aggravated by involving abuse of his partner or ex-partner.