Scottish Daily Mail

Thug ad­mits cam­paign of do­mes­tic bul­ly­ing

- By Gordon Cur­rie

A MAN turned up at a party to de­mand his part­ner change clothes dur­ing a cam­paign of bul­ly­ing, a court was told.

Dylan Scott, 25, grabbed Katie Pike, 21, and car­ried her over his shoul­ders at one point dur­ing their four-month re­la­tion­ship.

Fis­cal de­pute Marie Irvine told Dundee Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day: ‘She found the ac­cused very con­trol­ling. Due to con­cerns about his be­hav­iour she agreed to leave [the party]. The ac­cused ran up be­hind her, lifted her onto his shoul­ders and car­ried her back into the flat against her will.

‘He put her down and dragged her by the arms. He kicked her. She punched him on the face. He re­sponded by punch­ing her.’

Scott con­tin­ued bom­bard­ing her with calls and fol­lowed her as she walked to a po­lice sta­tion in Dundee. Passers-by in­ter­vened when he grabbed her around the neck to try to stop her from re­port­ing him.

So­lic­i­tor Paul Parker- Smith, de­fend­ing, said: ‘He is of the view that it is wrong to use vi­o­lence against fe­males.’

Scott has four previous con­vic­tions for do­mes­tic of­fences. He ad­mit­ted en­gag­ing in a course of con­trol­ling and co­er­cive be­hav­iour against Ms Pike be­tween 1 March and 13 July this year.

Sher­iff Alastair Carmichael re­manded Scott in cus­tody and de­ferred sen­tence for re­ports.

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