A thug who raped and physically abused three women over a 28-year period is appealing his conviction after being jailed for 12 years.
Andrew Reilly, 49, of Dundee, was handed the sentence in May at the High Court in Glasgow by Lord Bannatyne. He was jailed following a trial at the High Court in Aberdeen.
Part of his sentence was for him to be monitored in the community for six years following his release. He was also and placed on the sex offenders register.
But now, the Tele can reveal that Reilly is appealing both his conviction and sentence at the High Court of Appeal in Edinburgh.
He has a single judge procedural hearing on Wednesday.
As well as the conviction of raping three women, he was found to have assaulted one of the women by producing a firearm or imitation firearm and threatening to shoot her, striking her on the body with a knife and repeatedly pushing her under water, threatening to drown her, throwing a plate of hot food at her and making offensive remarks.
The physical assaults were committed at a house in Dundee between 1986 and 1990.
He was also found guilty of repeatedly punching another woman on the arm and committing a breach of the peace by kicking a dog between 2005 and 2010.
And he was convicted of assaulting a third woman by striking her with a baseball bat, attempting to push her down a flight of stairs, striking her with a wooden cabinet, repeatedly stamping on her body, threatening to stab her and driving a car at her.
These offences were committed in Dundee between September and December 2014.
Meanwhile, two men caught in a drugs bust in Dundee are appealing their sentence.
Robert Tinney, 55, of Glasgow, and Robin Alcorn, 20, of Inchture, were found with 2,046g of benzocaine — a cutting agent for cocaine — inside a white Nissan Quashqai parked in Dundee’s Milton Street on July 18 last year.
Alcorn, who was sentenced to three years behind bars, and Tinney, who was jailed for 30 months, will appear at the High Court of Appeal on November 1 where their agents will detail their grounds for appeal.