A spurned Dundee girlfriend beat up her cheating partner and smashed up his house after he “gloated” about going home with another woman.
Mother-of-two Tracey Currie repeatedly punched Steven Band on the head and body, repeatedly headbutted him and pushed him on the body, all to his injury, at a property in Pitkerro Drive on January 4.
She also smashed, struck and damaged various items of furniture, electrical items and white goods.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard the 33-year-old flew into a rage after Band “gloated about the sexual prowess” of the other woman.
Currie was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work in the community in three months.
She had pled guilty to two charges of assault and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, aggravated by domestic abuse element of the offences.
Currie, of Helmsdale Drive, had been in a relationship with Band for 10 years, and the pair had been out drinking on the night of the incident.
Depute fiscal Lynne Mannion said: “Mr Band left the pub and Ms Currie was told he had left with someone else.
“She went to his house at about 2am and he admitted he had been with someone else and that they had had sex.
“This caused her to become infuriated and she began to attack him.
“She destroyed items of property and she continued to attack him and hit him on the face, striking his nose causing it to burst open and bleed.
“She knocked over the fridge-freezer and broke glass panels on the oven. This continued for approximately half an hour.”
Defence solicitor Theo Finlay said that Currie suffered from previous trauma, causing her to drink excessively on occasions.
He added: “The circumstances of the offence were somewhat unusual.
“Clearly if there hadn’t been alcohol there wouldn’t have been such an extreme reaction.
“She had previously confronted him about the infidelity and it was the manner in which he gloated about the sexual prowess of the other partner, the perversity of it, that caused her to explode.”
Sheriff Lorna Drummond accepted that Currie had difficulties in her life, adding: “Nonetheless, you can’t be punching somebody on the head.”