A MAN repeatedly hit another man on the head, leaving him with two facial fractures and needing surgery.
Robert Williamson, 38, of Ballindean Road, was jailed for 17 months at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Williamson was found guilty after trial of assaulting Michael Irvine by seizing him by the clothing and repeatedly striking him on the head, to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and permanent impairment, at Kemnay Gardens, on December 8 last year.
He also admitted another charge of sending electronic messages to his former partner, Carrie Anderson, in which he made threats to interfere with her everyday life and called her offensive names, at a property in Fintry Drive, between June 15 and 16.
Solicitor Ann Duffy, defending, told the court Williamson had “difficulty” reacting to conflict.
Sheriff Drummond said: “You were found guilty by a jury of repeatedly hitting Mr Irvine, and the level of violence used was very serious.
“He sustained two facial fractures and had to have a plate and screws inserted into his face.
“Given the nature of the offence and the gravity of the injuries inflicted, I have no other option than to send you to prison.”
Williamson was jailed for 15 months on the assault charge and he was given a further 54 days’ imprisonment in relation to the charge under the Communications Act.