The case of a man accused of cutting off a disabled Dundee woman’s hand has been delayed for a third time.
Stephen Brisbane, 33, is alleged to have carried out the attack on Sandra McGowan after wandering into her home uninvited on Valentine’s Day.
Appearing from custody at the High Court in Glasgow before Lord Burns on Tuesday, Brisbane was represented by Mark Stewart – having previously attempted to represent himself.
Brisbane faces charges that after entering Ms McGowan’s home, he demanded drugs and money from her, searched her handbag and purse, stole an electronic door fob, remote controls and a mobile phone holder.
He is further accused of assaulting her, causing her to fall from her wheelchair, seizing hold of her wrist and severing her hand with a knife, causing her to lose consciousness.
Prosecutors claim Brisbane then took the hand away, robbed Miss McGowan of a ring and failed to seek medical assistance for her. The charge says his attack was to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment and to the danger of her life.
He is also accused of threatening his sister Claire Brisbane with violence at an address in Dundee on February 13, demanding her mobile phone and stealing a phone.
The case was continued without plea until November 20 and Brisbane was remanded in the hospital in the interim.