Ac­cused of at­tack on part­ner

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

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.

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