Man accused of attacking woman with sandwich toaster
AN AYR man has appeared in court charged with strangling a woman and attacking her with a sandwich toaster.
Nathan McGhee, 20, denied a charge of assaulting his former partner to her injury when he appeared at the town’s sheriff court last week.
McGhee, of Thomson Street, is accused of engaging in abusive behaviour towards the woman at addresses in Princes Court and Teviot Street between June 5 and 23, 2022.
Court papers allege that he seized her by the hair, pulled her by the body, kicked her and struck her on the head with a sandwich maker, and that he placed his hands on the woman’s neck and compressed it to restrict her breathing.
Mr McGhee is also accused of burning the woman on the body with a lighter, smashing a TV set and breaking a sandwich maker.
It’s also alleged that he shouted, swore and made threats to the woman during the course of a phone call.
The accused faces a second charge alleging that he breached the conditions of a bail order by approaching the woman on June 5, by contacting her by telephone on June 23, and by not staying within his home address between 7pm and 7am.
It’s alleged that he failed to comply with a bail curfew by being outside his home address on July 1 and October 23.
McGhee, of Thomson Street, Ayr, is alleged to have committed the offences while he was the subject of a bail order granted at Ayr Sheriff Court on April 26 last year.
The accused, represented by defence solicitor Ian Gillies, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He will return to court at a later date.