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Mil­lion­aire thug Frankie “Donuts” Don­ald­son has had an ap­peal against his sen­tence for do­mes­tic vi­o­lence re­jected.

The 58-year- old was handed a 26-month jail term in June af­ter he ad­mit­ted at­tack­ing part­ner Jane Clarke in an eight-year cam­paign of abuse.

He was also banned from con­tact­ing Jane for four years un­der a non-ha­rass­ment or­der.

The gang­land fig­ure – who has been linked to se­ri­ous or­gan­ised crime for 30 years – lodged an ap­peal in July, claim­ing the pun­ish­ment was too se­vere.

But judges at the High Court of Jus­ti­ciary in Ed­in­burgh have told him he has been un­suc­cess­ful.

The de­ci­sion, by Lord Jus­tice Clark and Lord Ar thur­son, emerged af­ter he was slashed by an­other in­mate at HMP Low Moss.

He has now been moved from the prison to HMP Dum­fries, where he is ex­pected to see out the re­main­der of his sen­tence. Last night, a prison source said: “It’s not a great time for Frankie. He was hop­ing the ap­peal would go through and he would be free sooner rather than later.

“Af­ter what hap­pened in Low Moss, he is even more des­per­ate to get out.”

Don­ald­son was re­ported to pol ice in 2013 and a probe un­cov­ered years of vi­o­lence.

On one oc­ca­sion, he hit his part­ner with a wet towel be­fore throt­tling her with it.

He also threw a dumb­bell at her but hit a wall.

In an an­other in­ci­dent, a ter­ri­fied child in a house in Tor­rance, Dun­bar­ton­shire, hit Don­ald­son with a lamp in a bid stop him smash­ing Jane on the face with a car key.

Ear­lier this year, at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court, Don­ald­son ad­mit­ted nine charges of as­sault.

Seven were against Jane be­tween Jan­uary 2005 and June 2013 and two were against her sis­ter El iz­a­beth Har­ri­son be­tween March 2001 and Oc­to­ber 2004.

Yes­ter­day, of f icials at the jus­ti­ciary con­firmed the ap­peal had been re­jected on Au­gust 23.

Don­ald­son was rushed to hos­pi­tal on Au­gust 31 af­ter be­ing at­tacked in the prison gym.

In April, he was re­peat­edly slashed in a tar­geted street at­tack as he awaited sen­tenc­ing. A gang of men con­fronted Don­ald­son as he got out of a car in Cum­ber­nauld and left him sprawled on the ground with se­ri­ous in­juries.

Don­ald­son was a close as­so­ciate of gang­ster Ge­orge “Goofy” Docherty, who was mur­dered in 2006.

A Scot­tish Prison Ser­vice spokesman said: “We don’t com­ment on in­di­vid­ual pris­on­ers.”

CUD­DLES But­ler with Mor­gan on Mal­ibu beach Pic MB/MEGA HUNK

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