Accused of attack on partner
A Paisley man has appeared in court charged with carrying out a life-threatening attack on his partner at his home in the town – using a cup as a weapon.
Ernest Mennell is said to have attacked Shawna McLeod at his Seedhill Road flat at the weekend.
Prosecutors claim he rained punches on her head, then rained blows on her head with a cup, causing her to fall.
He is then said to have straddled her, threatened her with violence and then strangled her, restricting her breathing.
It’s claimed Mennell, 50, carried out the alleged assault on Miss McLeod, to her injury and the danger of her life, on November 3.
And it’s claimed Mennell’s alleged attack was aggravated by involving abuse of his partner or ex-partner.
He made no plea to the single charge against him when he appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court this week in connection with the case.
He was represented by defence solicitor James Arrol, during the behind-closeddoors hearing, where the case against him was continued for prosecutors to investigate further.
Sheriff Lindsey Kooner released Mennell on bail.
No future court dates have been set.