Man, 26, in court accused of shaking baby to the danger of her life at Dundee home

Dundee Sheriff Court

A man has appeared in court accused of shaking a 10-month-old baby to the danger of her life.

Dale Thomson, 26, of Newton Crescent, Arbroath, allegedly shook the child repeatedly, causing severe injury and permanent impairment, at a flat in Dundee on Easter Sunday.

Thomson appeared at a private hearing before Sheriff John Rafferty at Dundee Sheriff Court on a petition alleging that he seized the child by the body before committing the assault.

He was represented by solicitor Larry Flynn who entered no plea on his behalf.

Mr Flynn also made no motion for bail and Sheriff Rafferty continued the case for further examination and remanded Thomson in custody.

Thomson also appeared in private on a petition alleging that he assaulted and threatened two women.

He faces four charges of assault and two charges of threatening and abusive behaviour towards a woman in Dundee between January 1 and March 31.

It is alleged that over the three-month period, he assaulted the woman by seizing her, straddling her body and preventing her from moving and placing his hand over her throat and compressing it, restricting her breathing.

He is also alleged to have prevented her from moving and butted her to her injury and the danger of her life.

During the same period, Thomson is alleged to have pinned the woman to a wall, seized her on the body, pushed her to the ground, causing her to strike her head, repeatedly kicked her on the body and grabbed her by the hair and repeatedly struck her head against a wall.

Thomson also faces three charges of assault against another woman and one charge of threatening and abusive behaviour towards her over a three-year period.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between February 1 2013 and January 31 2016 at various addresses in Irvine.

Among the allegations are that he seized her by the throat, compressed her throat, restricting her breathing, and pushed his fingers into her neck and uttered threats, all to her injury and the danger of her life.

Mr Flynn again made no motion for bail and Thomson was fully committed for trial on these charges and remanded in custody.

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