Carluke man jailed for assaulting wife

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A man was jailed for six months at Lanark Sheriff Court last Wednesday for assaulting his wife.

Sheriff Derek O’Carroll also imposed a non-harassment order banning Alan McCartney from contacting her for five years.

After a trial, he convicted McCartney, 34, of an assault involving pushing his wife Lorraine, pulling her to the ground, seizing her by the neck and kneeling on her in a house at Milledge, Carluke, last June, injuring her, and of causing her fear and alarm by refusing to leave, shouting and swearing.

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McCartney, of an address in Overtown, had denied the charges, claiming he had acted in self-defence.

The sheriff said that McCartney’s evidence had been “ludicrous and incredible”, adding that the offences were so serious that there was no alternative to a jail sentence.