Glasgow & West Scotland

Man jailed for two years for violent attacks on partner

A man who subjected his partner to years of violence and abusive behaviour has been jailed for two years.

Andrew Lee, 50, was convicted of attacking 46-year-old Maureen Muir at a number of houses in Glasgow, Airdrie and Johnstone between 2002 and 2009.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, he was also convicted of assaulting Ms Muir's daughter at a house in Pollok in 2005.

Lee's sentence will begin after a five-year term imposed in 2013 for assault and lewd and libidinous practices.

'Violent conduct'

Jailing him, Sheriff Daniel Scullion told Lee: "You have been convicted by the jury of a charge which alleges a course of violent conduct against your former partner within a number of different homes which you lived with her and her children.

"It's quite clear from the evidence which was heard during the trial, your conduct towards your former partner has had a significant effect upon her.

"You have also been convicted of a separate assault against one of your former partner's children."

When Ms Muir gave evidence from behind screens at the court she was asked to tell the jury who she began a relationship with in 2002.

She said: "I don't want to say his name."

Procurator fiscal depute Mark Allan confirmed with her that Lee was her former partner.

Life 'hell'

The court heard how he moved in with her at a house in Cardonald and they moved around for a number of years.

During this time she was slapped, head-butted, kicked and beaten on numerous occasions.

Mr Allan asked her: "What was life like for you with him over these years?"

She replied: "It was hell, horrendous."

Ms Muir's daughter Stephanie Murray, 28, also gave evidence and told the court that that Lee was "aggressive" and violent towards her mother.

He assaulted her in February 2005 at a house in Pollok, while she was pregnant, although it was accepted in court that Lee did not know that at the time.

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