Attack left ex badly injured
Sheriff slams thug over ‘appalling’ record
A man has admitted a string of offences including attacking his ex-partner to her severe injury.
Dayne Earl was told by Sheriff Brian Mohan: “Your record is appalling at the age of 22 – you’ve caused your family no end of grief for years.”
The sheriff added: “Your mother has not given up on you and something has to change in you.”
He told Earl – who is serving a sentence which will keep him in prison until February – that he would give him a chance on his release.
But he would have to come back before the court a couple of months after he was freed to show he could comply with the sentence.
The sheriff made Earl the subject of a community payback order with conditions of supervision for two years and 200 hours of unpaid work, as well as ordering him to pay compensation of £500.
The sheriff also imposed a nonharassment order for 12 months.
Earl, a prisoner at Barlinnie, Glasgow, had admitted assaulting his ex at a petrol filling station in Dumfries in January by hitting her on the head to her severe injury.
He also admitted shouting and swearing at her at Caledonian Place in Dumfries between August and November last year and smashing her mobile phone against a wall.
In addition he pleaded guilty to breaching a bail condition not to contact her by shouting and swearing at her at the Eden Music Festival at Raehills, near Moffat, in June.
The court had heard the two had been in a relationship and were socialising when the assault took place in January.
Earl had claimed the assault was his reaction after she bit him and the court heard he was ashamed of himself.