Planning changes Jealous lover attacked woman in her home
On this occasion you showed no respect for your partner and then you assaulted her
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.