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Court / Sentence awaits man who attacked partner

A TEENAGER who assaulted his partner on two occasions has had his case adjourned for a social work report to be furnished.

Steven Garriock, 19, address given as Wiltro, Dunrossness, admitted three charges, including the attacks, and one of threatening and abusive behaviour.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday how Garriock had fallen out with his partner after they had returned to their home in Scousborough from a night out about 3 or 4 am on 24 June.

Drink had been taken and they argued, with the argument continuing after Garriock followed her to bed. In the course of the argument he pushed her out of bed and onto the floor.

Garriock then followed her through to the living room, shouting, swearing and making derogatory comments. The complainer fled outside and contacted the police.

It was during Garriock’s questioning by police that an earlier offence came to light.

He admitted attacking his partner on 1 January this year after another drunken argument. This time he bit her on the forearm causing bruising and bleeding.

All the offences were aggravated by involving abuse of a partner or ex partner.

Garriock had his bail continued and had a non-harassment order imposed pending sentencing.

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