Remanded after assault on his girlfriend
A man subjected his girlfriend to a sustained attack in a Blairgowrie car park.
Now he has been remanded in custody while background reports are prepared.
Perth Sheriff Court heard that 22-year-old Steven Dickie failed to attend an appointment with a social worker because of work commitments.
Sheriff James MacDonald told him: “This was a breach of your bail order.
“You had an appointment which was an obligation.
“It may have escaped your notice that I adjourned the matter for reports, as well as a restriction of liberty order assessment.
“That may have given you something of a hint I was considering sending you to prison.”
He told Dickie that he had “made matters worse” by not telling the social work department he would not be there.
“You simply failed to attend,” the sheriff said. “You will be remanded in custody.”
Dickie was charged with assaulting Brooke Kermack in the Target Tyres parking area in Blairgowrie on May 22.
He threw a mobile phone and handbag at her, which hit her on the body and head, before grabbing hold of her and shaking her.
He then pushed her, causing her to fall and strike her head on the ground.
Finally he threw a broken set of hair straighteners at her, all resulting in injury.
Part of the charge which alleged that the 22-year-old punched her on the head was deleted.
Because of a previous conviction for a similar offence, Dickie had his sentence deferred to enable reports to be prepared.
He was freed on bail at that time after admiting the assault.
A not guilty plea was accepted to a charge of breaking a set of hair straighteners into pieces and removing the woman’s belongings from his car and throwing them on to the ground.
Dickie, of Hillrise, Kirriemuir, will be sentenced on December 20.