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Court / Man fined for assaulting partner

Lerwick Sheriff CourtLerwick Sheriff Court.

A MAN who punched his partner following an argument has been given a £400 fine after he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court from custody.

Mareks Plaucs, of Lerwick’s St Olaf St, admitted on Friday to repeatedly punching the woman on the head at his home address the day before.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the incident occurred at around 1.20am.

He said a member of the public spotted the woman running out of the property.

Mackenzie added that the woman, who had “obvious facial injuries” was in a dressing gown and was barefoot.

“She was able to say the word ‘police’ in her broken English to the member of the public,” the fiscal said.

The passer-by took the woman to the police station and 32-year-old Plaucs was later arrested.

Mackenzie said the the woman, who was present in court, wished to remain in a relationship with Plaucs.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client and his partner got into an argument after they had been drinking.

Fining Plaucs £400, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said there was no excuse for his behaviour.

“It appears that your partner is perhaps more ready to forgive you than I am,” he said.

“I want you to understand that no matter what argument may take place in a domestic situation, it is never acceptable to assault your partner.

“Right now I can see your partner and I can see the effect of your assault upon her. Quite frankly you should be ashamed.”