Plan­ning changes Jeal­ous lover at­tacked woman in her home

On this oc­ca­sion you showed no re­spect for your part­ner and then you as­saulted her

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This week’s plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions for Mon­k­lands which have been sub­mit­ted to North La­nark­shire Coun­cil are –

M&M As­set Man­age­ment: par­tial de­mo­li­tion of shop­ping cen­tre; at Quad­rant shop­ping cen­tre, Main Street, Coat­bridge.

Am­ber Tav­erns: change of use from for­mer post of­fice to pub, sin­gle-storey rear ex­ten­sion, re­place­ment win­dows and al­ter­ations to front ele­veation, ex­ter­nal smok­ing and drink­ing and new bin store; at 132 Main Street, Coat­bridge.

Mu s h t a q Yo u s a f : al­ter­ations to ground-floor frontage, new win­dows and win­dow re­in­state­ment to rear; at 7- 9 Stir­ling Street, Air­drie.

A Coat­bridge man as­saulted his long-term part­ner af­ter hear­ing she was hav­ing an af­fair.

Kevin McAfee struck his girl­friend’s head and dragged her to the ground af­ter break­ing into her home on Broom­field Street, Air­drie, in Septem­ber.

The 36- year- old, of Dun­no­tar Place, had been told by friends his lover was in­volved with some­body else.

The procu­ra­tor fis­cal said: “The com­plainer and the ac­cused have been in an onoff re­la­tion­ship for 12 years.

“It ended in July and they have a daugh­ter.”

He said the woman was at home around 10pm when she heard a bang­ing noise then McAfee shout­ing: “You have two sec­onds to open this door or it’s go­ing in.”

She tried to find some keys but the ac­cused kept kick­ing the door and man­aged to open it.

He be­gan search­ing all the rooms, in­sulted her and ac­cused her of hav­ing an­other man in the house.

McAfee went into the bed­room with such force that the door han­dle broke.

The fis­cal said: “He al­co­hol, went round and things es­ca­lated from there.

“She’s in court with him to­day and they are grad­u­ally re­build­ing the re­la­tion­ship.

“He has noth­ing else out­stand­ing and he is as­sessed as a low- risk re­of­fender.”

Sher­iff David Young told McAfee: “It’s clear from the let­ter that you have sup­port avail­able to you and are at­tempt­ing to rec­on­cile.

“On this oc­ca­sion you showed no re­spect for your part­ner and then you as­saulted her phys­i­cally.

“If you hadn’t pled guilty it would have been 180 hours of un­paid work but I’ll im­pose 120 hours, to be com­pleted within three months.

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