Dundee man accused of severely injuring woman and biting her

The junction of Dunholm Road and Dunholm Terrace in Charleston

A man has appeared in court accused of repeatedly punching and kicking a woman and biting her.

Gary Ironside, 22, of Court Street North, appeared in private at Dundee Sheriff Court before Sheriff John Rafferty on a petition alleging assault to severe injury and also attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

The petition alleges that on January 27 and 28, at Dunholm Road, he assaulted Georgie Cussick, by seizing her by the hair, repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and body, and biting her on the body, all to her severe injury.

He is further accused of, on various occasions between February 1 and 2, at HMP Castle Huntly, repeatedly speaking to Ms Cussick on the telephone and repeatedly inducing her to make promises to him that she would not leave her home address for a week, delete her friends’ contact details from her mobile phone, block her friends on Facebook and not contact her grandmother, uttering threats of violence towards Ms Cussick, and threatening to take his own life in a bid to prevent her from disclosing to anyone that she had been assaulted by him or showing her bruises, with intent to defeat the ends of justice.

Ironside, who made no plea, was remanded in custody with the case continued for further examination.