A Methil man who abducted, stalked and assaulted his former partner during a terrifying campaign of abuse has been jailed.
Craig MacKay was handed a 36 month prison sentence on Tuesday after previously admitting the offences which took place between August 2016 and June 2017.
The 31-year-old was also made subject to a three-year non harassment order which bans him from contacting his victim after he is released from custody.
MacKay became the subject of a major investigation by Fife’s Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit (DAIU) after his victim bravely came forward to report the crimes.
As a result of these inquiries, MacKay was subsequently arrested and charged in June 2017.
The brute was convicted at Dunfermline Sheriff court on August 27 before being sentenced on October 9.
Detective Inspector Hannah Morrison from Fife’s DAIU said: “MacKay subjected the victim to prolonged periods of physical and emotional abuse.
“He has demonstrated himself to be a callous and violent individual with no remorse for his crimes.
“I would like to commend the outstanding bravery of the victim in reporting these crimes, which has been vital in securing a conviction.
“MacKay will now serve a custodial sentence, where he will not be a risk to other woman.
“Tackling domestic abuse in all its forms remains one of Police Scotland’s top priorities and, whenever these offences are brought to our attention, we will conduct a thorough investigation to bring perpetrators to justice.”
Anyone with information or concerns about domestic abuse is urged to report these to Police Scotland via 101, or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.