A vicious bully who subjected two partners to repeated violence at their homes in Fife has been jailed for four years.
Iain Sullivan, 40, currently a prisoner at Perth, admitted a catalogue of domestic offences against two partners in Glenrothes at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
Sullivan admitted that on various occasions between February 1 2017 and January 31 2019, at Carseggie Crescent, Barnton Place and Laxford Road, all Glenrothes, he assaulted his then-partner, repeatedly struck and punched her on the head and body, repeatedly seized her throat and compressed it, restricting her breathing, and held her by the throat against a sofa and door, presented a knife at her throat, all to her injury and impairment.
On various occasions between February 1 2017 and January 1 2019 at the same addresses, he shouted, swore and repeatedly made abusive remarks towards his partner, repeatedly threw household objects, repeatedly pulled televisions and mirrors from the wall, damaged a stereo system, punched fixtures and fittings and threw a dog into a cage.
He also assaulted a male by seizing his neck and pushing him against a wall on an occasion at Carseggie Crescent between February 1 2017 and May 13 2018, and on August 2 at Wellesley Road, Methil, he repeatedly shouted and swore at a second victim, his then-partner, broke household items and attempted to prevent her from speaking to police.
Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had left the Army in 2015 as a result of “mental health difficulties”.
Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Sullivan for four years.