Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man jailed for attacking flatmate in Edinburgh home

Andrew O'Brien
Image caption O'Brien subjected his victim to a "traumatic experience"

A man has been sent to jail for 39 months for attacking his female flatmate in their Edinburgh home.

Andrew O'Brien, 32, subjected his 32-year-old flatmate to a prolonged assault on 8 October 2016 in Sighthill Drive.

The woman sustained serious injuries during the attack.

O'Brien pled guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and police said he was given a 100-year Non Harassment Order as well as his prison term.

Det Con Dougal Begg, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a highly traumatic experience for the woman, especially as it happened within her own home where she would expect to feel safe and secure.

"During the police investigation she has shown the utmost bravery and I hope this sentence is of some comfort to her

"A crime of this nature will absolutely not be tolerated and we will use all resources at our disposal to bring perpetrators before the courts."

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