A police officer who attacked his former partner and left her covered in bite marks has been given a community payback order.
Decorated Fife police officer Stuart Doran left Kirsten Grieve – also a police officer – with 17 separate injuries on her head and body during the violent attack on November 28 last year.
Doran was commended for bravery during his service with Police Scotland’s Fife Division – but resigned from the force last month the day before he appeared in court to admit the assault.
The attack took place at a drunken party during which Doran – who was at the time signed off work with a shoulder injury – grabbed Miss Grieve and straddled her on a bed before seizing her by the neck by force.
He rained down punches on her then bit her on the face and body before placing his hand over her mouth and nose, leaving her gasping for breath.
After escaping his clutches, she ran to other party guests and said: “He beat me.”
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court heard Doran spent 20 days in prison on remand over the festive season last year after breaching a bail order not to contact his victim following his initial court appearance.
Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist imposed a community payback order with 200 hours unpaid work, two years supervision and an order to attend counselling.