Jailed for assault
A 32-year-old man who assaulted his ex-partner, behaved in a threatening manner and breached bail conditions, has been jailed for ten months at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
Gary Niven, of Shillinghill, Kirkcudbright, had assaulted his ex-partner in Dalbeattie in May by striking her on the head, and breached bail conditions imposed at the court in September last year not to contact a particular woman by between then and November.
He also admitted stealing alcohol at the Co-op in Dalbeattie in August and the same month acting in an aggressive manner and making offensive remarks at the Whitesands in Dumfries and in Dalbeattie.
Water search A helicopter overhead with the car in the foreground. Photo by Nith Inshore Rescue