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Lanarkshire abuse victim hid in bathroom as ex said he'd rip her head off'

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An East Kilbride domestic abuse victim locked herself in the bathroom for an hour to get away from her violent partner.The woman suffered a broken wrist after an assault by Michael Docherty who also threatened to "rip her head off".Docherty, 23, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android He admitted subjecting the woman to abusive conduct and assaulting her at their home in Owen Park between August and December 2020.Jennifer Cunningham, prosecuting, said the couple moved into the flat in July that year, but Docherty was soon subjecting his partner to verbal abuse "on a daily basis".She told the court: "He would get angry and go on rampages."On one occasion Docherty was complaining about the mess of the property."She was holding her laptop computer and he pushed her from behind, causing her to fall."As a result she sustained a fractured wrist and had to wear a cast for six to eight weeks."Docherty sent her numerous texts, apologising, but his abusive behaviour continued."He would scream at her and threatened to rip her head off."In October 2020, Docherty grabbed his partner "forcibly" by the neck during a row, causing bruising.Then, in December, after another argument, ahw told him she wanted a break from their relationship.Docherty flew into a rage and she

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