A MAN from Stonehaven who assaulted his ex-partner in Lerwick earlier this year has been fined.
Kyle Walker, of Provost Barclay Drive, was also given a 12-month non-harassment order when his case was heard at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old admitted assaulting the woman at a house on 15 April by grabbing hold of her by the body, repeatedly pushing her on the body and pushing her to the floor to her injury.
He also pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing and behaving aggressively towards her.
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the woman went into a bedroom to avoid Walker after he became aggressive towards her, but he followed her in.
“She ignored him and was not reacting to what he was saying,” Mackenzie said.
This annoyed Walker, who grabbed the woman by the arm and turned her to him.
Mackenzie said the woman then went into the living room to get her shoes, but Walker blocked the door and stopped her from leaving.
The court heard that Walker shouted and swore before pushing her on the body multiple times.
He then pushed her with enough force for her to fall backwards onto the floor, hitting a dog cage in the process.
The woman then left and went to a friend’s house from where the alarm was raised, with the police getting involved.
Mackenzie said the woman received minor bruising to the inside of her leg, which was attained from hitting the dog cage.
Representing Walker, Tommy Allan said his client was a first offender.
The defence agent said while Walker pushed the woman with more force than intended, he accepted responsibility.
“He has no intention of returning to Shetland,” Allan added.
Walker was fined a total of £400 by Sheriff Ian Cruickshank in addition to being given the non-harassment order.
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