Lanarkshire thug left partner scarred for life after smashing mirror on her head

A Hamilton woman was seriously injured and scarred for life when her partner smashed a mirror on her head.

Robert Scott, 28, appeared from police custody at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.

He admitted to assaulting the woman because of her serious injuries and permanent disfigurement at her Hillside Crescent home on May 13 last year.

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Scott punched and kicked the woman before hitting her in the head with a mirror, knocking her unconscious.

He was then subject to two bail orders.

Scott had been detained since his first court appearance in May and his lawyer, Stephen MacBride, has suggested a community repayment order could be imposed rather than a longer prison sentence.

Mr MacBride told the court: “Such orders have been tried before, but there finally seems to be some maturity on Mr Scott’s part, particularly since his father passed away earlier this year.

“A community sentence would allow him to continue to engage with social workers who would provide him with structure and guidance.”

Sheriff John Speir noted that Scott appeared to have “made some progress” in jail.

He told the defendant, “It’s finally balanced, but I’m sure a community sentence is appropriate.”

Scott was placed under surveillance for 18 months.

He will also be electronically tagged for 12 months, which means he will not be able to leave his home between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. each day.

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