Glasgow & West Scotland

Man jailed for attacking partner

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption Sanders failed to appear at a previous court date

A man who went on the run after attacking his partner has been jailed for three years and three months.

Murray Sanders, 46, battered Kirsteen Roberston then tried to choke her with a cable at their flat in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire in July 2005.

He was arrested in London earlier this year and later pleaded guilty to an assault charge.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Bannatyne told him a prison term had to be imposed.

The court how Sanders had accused Ms Robertson - who has since died in unrelated circumstances - of cheating on him.

He threw a set of keys at her before holding a pillow down on her face as she lay on a bed.

Miss Robertson managed to break free, but Sanders grabbed her and continued the assault.

He then wrapped a clock cable around her neck and only let go when he saw her lips turn blue.

Sanders fled and failed to appear at the High Court in April 2006. He was eventually found in London in March this year after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

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