A man who brutally assaulted three of his former partners has been jailed for more than four-and-a-half years.
Steven Carr, 38, a prisoner at Perth, was sentenced this morning at Dundee Sheriff Court after being found guilty of 14 charges last month.
The lead investigator into the case today praised Carr’s victims for their bravery in reporting him.
Carr assaulted and abducted Patricia Baird between January 1998 and June 2006 at properties on Malcolm Street and Balgay Court. He threatened to kill Ms Baird and her dog, hit her with a remote control, threw objects at her, repeatedly slapped, shook, pushed, dragged and kicked her and locked her in a house.
Carr was found guilty of assaulting Pauline Strachan, as well as sending messages threatening violence between July 2006 and July 2008, at Kingennie Court.
He grabbed Ms Strachan’s leg and pulled her downstairs, pushed her against a wall, threw her against a cupboard, kicked her and threatened to kill her dog.
He was further found guilty of eight charges against Vicky Williamson, at Granton Terrace and Benvie Road, between April 2017 and September last year. He pulled Ms Williamson from a bed, attempted to strangle her, threatened to kill her, kicked her in the face and threw a lamp at her head.
He also threw a dog lead at her, hitting her head and injuring her and injured her leg by hitting her with hair straighteners. He also threatened to kill her, seized her hair and pulled her up before pushing her to the floor, repeatedly kicking and punching her on the body and punching her face.
After they separated, Carr threatened to stab and kill Ms Williamson, repeatedly attended her home, smashed her phone and damaged her belongings, stole a watch and threatened to kill himself.
Before trial, Carr admitted breaching his curfew and contacting Ms Williamson against bail orders.
Detective Inspector Muriel Fuller said: “Steven Carr must now face the consequences of his horrendous behaviour.
“The victims he offended against should be commended for their courage in coming forward.
“Their bravery throughout this process has directly led to the conviction of this cruel and controlling individual. “His conviction gives a clear message domestic abuse will be thoroughly and robustly investigated by police.