Jailed for bleach at­tack on part­ner

Teddy bears picked Nick

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - Front Page - BY CIARAN SHANKS

A MAN has been jailed for pour­ing bleach over h is preg­nant ex-part­ner, caus­ing her skin to “bub­ble”.

Neil Bar­clay, 41, was locked up for as­sault­ing Joanne Mckil­lop by pour­ing the cor­ro­sive liq­uid on her body in Green­lee Drive on June 8 last year.

When ques­tioned by po­lice about the at­tack, Bar­clay broke down in tears after learn­ing that Ms Mckil­lop was preg­nant, Dundee Sher­iff Court heard.

Bar­clay pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to the sin­gle charge on in­dict­ment be­fore he was due to stand trial.

Ap­pear­ing from cus­tody, he re­turned to the dock for sen­tenc­ing be­fore Sher­iff Lorna Drum­mond.

So­lic­i­tor John Boyle said that Baker from the Toy­mas­ter shop in Broughty Ferry. As well as the bears, al­most 30 pairs of py­ja­mas have been handed over to the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The bags con­tain es­sen­tial sup­plies of py­ja­mas, slip­pers and toi­letries for those who find them­selves in hos­pi­tal sud­denly, without hav­ing had the chance to pack. Bar­clay – who served a 15-month prison sen­tence for as­sault in 2012 – had used his time on re­mand to re­flect on his ac­tions.

He said: “His ex­pres­sion of dis­gust and shame for the be­hav­iour I have no doubt is sin­cere.

“The com­plainer has at­tended to see him on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions at Perth Prison and has nat­u­rally dis­cussed cer­tain things that have arisen from this in­ci­dent.

“He’s clearly spent a sig­nif­i­cant

The work has been sup­ported by Tay­side Is­lamic Cen­tre and with help from staff at Dundee City

Coun­cil.

Tay­side Is­lamic Cen­tre do­nated more than £670 to the emer­gency bags cam­paign over the fes­tive pe­riod.

Pic­ture shows Rev Baker sur­rounded by his fluffy friends. amount of time think­ing about his be­hav­iour and has ex­pressed those thoughts to the com­plainer and, in­deed, to me.”

Mr Boyle be­lieved that Bar­clay could be dealt with by a com­mu­ni­ty­based dis­posal but Sher­iff Drum­mond said: “You caused in­jury to your ex-part­ner Ms Mckil­lop.

“You poured bleach on her which ran down her back, on to her head and legs and caused her skin to bub­ble.

“I have no doubt that was impulsive and in­her­ently dan­ger­ous be­hav­iour. Your part­ner was preg­nant at the time but you did not know that.

“The only ap­pro­pri­ate dis­posal is cus­tody for a sig­nif­i­cant pe­riod.”

Bar­clay was jailed for 27 months back­dated to July 26 last year.

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