Vi­o­lent man at­tacked part­ner

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A VI­O­LENT man who as­saulted his part­ner was sen­tenced to 13 months in prison this week.

The jail term was im­posed af­ter he pleaded guilty dur­ing a hear­ing at Oban Sher­iff Court on Mon­day to seiz­ing his part­ner, send­ing threat­en­ing texts and kick­ing his part­ner on her head.

An­drei Tsi­likin, of no fixed abode, at­tacked his part­ner on more than three oc­ca­sions, two of which were while he was on bail. The at­tacks took place on April 1, July 27 and Oc­to­ber 10.

Tsi­likin, 33, told the court that he was ‘gen­uinely shocked’ to hear of the ways by which he had as­saulted his part­ner as he was drunk at the time.

De­fence agent Laura McManus told Sher­iff Ruth An- der­son QC that the cat­a­lysts for ar­gu­ments be­tween the cou­ple were al­ways al­co­hol fu­elled.

While in prison on re­mand, he had been get­ting help to deal with his ad­dic­tion, Mrs McManus ex­plained.

Sher­iff An­der­son said: ‘If you don’t do some­thing about the drink you are go­ing to kill your­self or some­one else.’

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