Ac­cused of16-year reign of­ter­ror

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A Perthshire man ac­cused of sub­ject­ing four dif­fer­ent women to a 16-year reign of ter­ror went on trial yes­ter­day.

Forty-one-year-old Jamie Doak, of Ruthven Street, Auchter­arder, has de­nied a five-page in­dict­ment de­tail­ing a cat­a­logue of al­leged of­fences, said to have taken place be­tween June, 2000, and June, 2016.

It is claimed he sub­jected his vic­tims, three of them de­scribed at one time as his part­ners, to his­toric breach of the peace, as­sault, ab­duc­tion and harass­ment charges.

The in­ci­dents are said to have taken place at dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties in Cri­eff, Auchter­arder and Black­ford, as well as at world­fa­mous Gle­nea­gles Ho­tel, the Dun­ning Ho­tel and a Perthshire pri­mary school.

Pro­ceed­ings, be­fore a jury of 10 men and five women, ini­tially started late on Mon­day and then no ev­i­dence was heard at all on Wed­nes­day af­ter de­pute fis­cal Isma Mukhtar was un­well.

Fur­ther ev­i­dence was to have re­sumed at 10am yes­ter­day but the trial was again held up af­ter what was de­scribed as a “break­down in com­mu­ni­ca­tions” with Global Lan­guage Ser­vices Ltd, which was to pro­vide a

Pol­ish in­ter­preter. A clearly frus­trated Sher­iff Christo­pher Shead called the jury into court num­ber one just be­fore noon to apol­o­gise for the de­lay.

Mr Doak has de­nied that Jan­uary 6 or 7, 2008, at a house in Cri­eff, he ab­ducted then part­ner Joanna Per­rett by lock­ing her in­side the prop­erty and re­fus­ing to let her leave.

He is also ac­cused of pre­vent­ing her from open­ing win­dows to call for help, de­tain­ing her against her will and then at­tack­ing her, drag­ging her into the liv­ing room and throw­ing her to the ground, all to her se­vere in­jury.

A fur­ther charge al­leges that on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween March, 2008 and Septem­ber 11, 2012, he ab­ducted an­other girl­friend, Joanna Chac, and re­fused to al­low her to leave houses in Cri­eff and Black­ford.

A sec­ond ab­duc­tion charge in­volv­ing the same woman is said to have taken place at a house in Black­ford be­tween Septem­ber 1 and 30, 2012.

He is al­leged to have stood in front of her, block­ing her exit, seized her phone forcibly and threw it to the ground.

He is then said to have at­tempted to re­move a ring from her fin­ger and dragged her into the liv­ing room, to her in­jury.

Mr Doak is fur­ther ac­cused of shout­ing and swear­ing and smash­ing the wind­screen of a car by kick­ing it while it was be­ing driven by Ms Chac at 70mph on the A90 be­tween Stone­haven and Cri­eff.

Shards of glass are said to have en­tered the ve­hi­cle and landed on the driver, as well as two young chil­dren who were pas­sen­gers at the time, all to their “fear and alarm.”

The charge also al­leges that he re­peat­edly at­tempted to grab the steer­ing wheel.

One of the harass­ment charges, in­volv­ing a fourth woman, El­lie Roy, is claimed to have taken place at Gle­nea­gles Ho­tel be­tween June 1 and Septem­ber 30, 2014.

It is al­leged that he en­gaged in a course of con­duct which caused her “fear or alarm” by re­peat­edly tele­phon­ing her, send­ing her text mes­sages, some abu­sive in na­ture, and re­peat­edly loi­ter­ing at places where he knew she was.

The sec­ond stalk­ing charge is al­leged to have taken place over a near six-year pe­riod and in­volved Ms Chac.

It is al­leged that on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween De­cem­ber 13, 2010, and June 28, 2016, he re­peat­edly tele­phoned one of the women and re­peat­edly en­tered her home un­in­vited.

He is then said to have threat­ened to kill him­self and turned up at a pri­mary school, where he knew she would be, be­fore fol­low­ing her in his car.

Mr Doak also de­nied that on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween June 3, 2000, and Au­gust 10, 2006, at houses in Auchter­arder, he re­peat­edly phoned Julie Mailer, his part­ner at the time, and at­tempted to in­duce her to en­ter into a re­la­tion­ship with him.

It is also al­leged that he as­saulted the same fe­male by nip­ping, prod­ding and kick­ing her and re­peat­edly hit­ting her.

The trial con­tin­ues.

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