A 37-year-old man who is accused of taping his partner’s hands together before repeatedly punching her and making threats to kill her has had his case continued.
Piotr Szamocki allegedly attacked the woman at an address on Keptie Road, Arbroath, on January 14.
Szamocki, who claims he was acting in self-defence, continued to plead not guilty to the charges when the case called at Dundee Sheriff Court.
It is alleged that Szamocki, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pushed the woman on the body, causing her to fall on a sofa, and kicked her on the body which caused her to fall to the ground.
During the alleged incident, it is claimed he pinned the woman to the ground and taped her hands together in front of her body before placing his hands over her mouth and nose, restricting her breathing.
Szamocki denies that he attempted to place masking tape over her mouth during the alleged assault.
Court papers allege Szamocki shouted, acted aggressively, referred to the woman in a derogatory manner and made threats to kill her.
He also allegedly threw a phone at her and removed the battery from the phone to prevent her calling the police.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael continued Szamocki’s first diet until February.