At­tacked for­mer part­ner with baseball bat

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A WOMAN who bat­tered her ex-part­ner with a baseball bat days af­ter find­ing her in bed with a man has avoided jail.

Marnie Drumm had been in a re­la­tion­ship with Bro­gan Pater­son since they were 15.

But the pair fell out when Drumm caught her lover in bed with a man.

Miss Pater­son re­peat­edly con­tacted Drumm in a bid to patch things up.

They met in Lochee Park to walk their dogs three days later — only for the meet­ing to de­scend into an ar­gu­ment and vi­o­lence.

Drumm, 22, of Thurso Cres­cent, pleaded guilty on in­dict­ment to at­tack­ing her for­mer part­ner in the park on May 28 last year.

Fis­cal de­pute Char­maine Gil­martin told Dundee Sher­iff Court Ms Pater­son had been friends with Drumm for years and they lived to­gether un­til a few weeks be­fore the in­ci­dent.

Mrs Gil­martin said: “The com­plainer was taken to hos­pi­tal and found to have a frac­tured left el­bow and hair­line frac­tures.

‘‘She un­der­went surgery to re­set them with wires, plates and pins.”

Sher­iff Alas­tair Brown im­posed a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der with 200 hours of un­paid work and two years of su­per­vi­sion.

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