Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee man accused of attacking pregnant woman with pole

A Dundee man is to stand trial accused of battering a pregnant woman on the body with a pole.

Michael Dunn is accused of attacking Joanne Dunn, who was then three months pregnant, at an address in the city's Dunholm Road.

At Dundee Sheriff Court, he pleaded not guilty to six charges.

Sheriff Peter Grant Hutchison set a pre-trial hearing in January and two trial dates in February.

It is alleged that Mr Dunn repeatedly struck Ms Dunn on the body with the metal pole.

He is then said to have "wilfully or recklessly" destroyed two TV sets, four cups, a mobile phone and a Katana ninja sword with the pole, before then damaging a door frame.

Further charges allege that on the same day in Bridgend Street, Dundee, the 48-year-old damaged a car bonnet and window with a metal bar, assaulted Gary Sinclair with a metal bar and was in possession of an offensive weapon.

The incidents are said to have taken place on 17 August this year.

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