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Man sent pic with rope round his neck


A Monklands man who attacked his partner later sent her videos of himself with a noose around his neck.

John Mcghee also threw a can of juice at the woman after she told him it was his turn to feed their baby.

Mcghee, 34, admitted a course of abusive behaviour towards his partner between July 20 and 24 this year.

Airdrie Sheriff Court heard that trouble began at their home in Sherdale Avenue, Chapelhall, in the early hours of the morning.

Lauren Cole, prosecutin­g, said:“the woman advised Mcghee it was his turn to feed the baby. He lifted a can of juice from the side of the bed and threw it at her. He missed but it spilled all over the floor. Mcghee then turned over and went back to sleep.

“The next morning there was an argument over money and Mcghee grabbed his partner, causing her to fall.

“He then compressed her neck and the woman was struggling to breathe until he stopped. A short time later he took her beauty box and smashed it.”

The woman fled from the house and reported the incidents. Three days later she received two videos via Facebook Messenger.

Ms Cole added: “these showed Mcghee with a noose around his neck and connected to a door handle. He was pointing towards his heart.”

The court heard the couple’s 18-month relationsh­ip ended, but the victim is keen for him to continue to see his child.

Mcghee’s lawyer told the court: “he has a history of poor mental health. At the time of the offences he was under great pressure at work and at home, but he acknowledg­es his behaviour was completely wrong.”

Sheriff David Young jailed Mcghee for 12 months, but backdated the sentence to July 28 as Mcghee has been in custody since his arrest.

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