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Graham Lang jailed for brutal attack on Lyndi Brown

A man who attacked his ex-partner and strangled her until she was unconscious has been jailed for five years.

Graham Lang, 42, attacked Lyndi Brown, 27, at his home in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, on 28 October 2012.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Lang launched the assault after learning that Ms Brown was in the process of starting a new relationship.

Lang was convicted of assaulting Ms Brown to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger of her life.

He had originally been charged with attempted murder but was convicted of the reduced charge.

'Sexual jealousy'

Jailing him, judge Lord Pentland told Lang that the assault appeared to have been motivated by "sexual jealousy because you discovered that she was in the process of beginning a new relationship".

The judge said that Lang's reaction to the situation had been "grossly excessive".

Lord Pentland told him that he appeared to have "a domineering and controlling strain in your personality".

He said: "There can be no doubt you subjected the victim to a prolonged and frightening ordeal."

The judge said Lang had perpetrated "a violent assault on a defenceless woman" with the aggravating features of permanent disfigurement and danger to life.

"In the course of a sustained attack you repeatedly punched her on the head and body and kicked her on the body. You threw a mobile phone at her face, leaving her with embarrassing scarring," he said.

Lang then attempted to strangle the victim, who blacked out.

Lord Pentland said: "The medical evidence was that the type of assault to which you subjected the victim could easily and rapidly have led to her death."

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