A domestic abuser broke into his ex-partner's home and attacked her on the very day a court banned him from having any contact with her.Peter Tinney's violent behaviour caused the woman "great distress and fear", Hamilton Sheriff Court heard this week.
Tinney, 30, of Spittal Road, Rutherglen, was jailed for 15 months. 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 breaking into a home on Ash Court, East Kilbride, and assaulting a woman on July 12 last year.
Tinney also admitted threatening or abusive behaviour, spitting at police officers and breaching a non-harassment order imposed at the same court earlier the same day.A defence agent told the court that family bereavements had affected Tinney's mental health at the time.The solicitor stated: "He sought relief in alcohol and drugs and that seems to have been the driver for this incident."He is remorseful and the social work report recommends a period of supervision to help him as far as his mental health is concerned."It was a deplorable incident, but I would ask the court to consider an alternative to custody."However, Sheriff Thomas Millar told Tinney only a prison sentence was appropriate.The sheriff said: "A non-harassment order was imposed to protect the complainer after a previous incident.Head over to our new Lanarkshire Live FacebookRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk