A man is facing another jail stint after pleading guilty to assaulting his former partner and threatening her family with violence while behind bars.
Gary Ironside, 22, admitted that on January 27 and 28 2017, at Dunholm Road, Dundee, he assaulted Georgie Cussick by seizing her by the hair, repeatedly punching her on the head and body and biting her on the body, all to her severe injury.
He is further accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm, repeatedly contacting Ms Cussick on the telephone from prison and demanding she cease contact with her friends and family, while uttering threats of violence to threatening to take his own life.
Procurator fiscal depute Charmaine Gilmartin told the court Ironside was on home leave from Castle Huntly prison when the couple went to the cinema.
Later Ms Cussick made a comment comparing the accused to a character from the movie, and Ironside became aggressive.
He grabbed Ms Cussick’s hair, punched her repeatedly on the face and body and bit her. Ms Cussick sustained two black eyes, a bite mark to her right shoulder and a minor cut above her right eyebrow. She also had a bruised shoulder, minor bruising to her legs and hair loss.
On his return to prison he called Ms Cussick repeatedly and did the same again the following evening.
Ironside’s solicitor said Ironside accepted full responsibility for the assault and the injuries his partner had sustained. Sentence was deferred until February. Sheriff Alastair Cruickshanks said it was “highly likely” a custodial sentence would follow.