A man who raped and physically abused two women over a decade has been jailed for eight years.
Oliver Dalgleish, 28, attacked the females, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at various locations in Fife and the Scottish Borders between December 2006 and October 2016.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard how he also physically assaulted another two women, who also cannot be named, over the same period of time.
He also placed another woman in a state of fear and alarm by indulging in threatening behaviour towards her.
Dalgleish, of Camdean Crescent, Dunfermline, Fife, was found guilty of breach of the peace, sexual and physical assault charges after a trial last month. Sentence had been deferred for the court to obtain reports on his character.
On Friday, judge Lady Scott told Dalgleish that he had go to prison for his crimes.
She also ordered him to be supervised by the authorities for three years following his release from custody.
Passing sentence, Lady Scott said: “You will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period.”
On Friday, defence advocate Susan Duff said her client suffered from poor health.
She added: “He does suffer from a serious medical condition which ultimately will have an impact on his longevity.”
Lady Scott said his violent course of conduct was “belittling and degrading”.
Detective Sergeant Colin Moffat from Police Scotland’s domestic abuse task force said: “We welcome the sentencing today of Oliver Dalgleish and hope that the women can take some comfort from this and begin to move on with their lives.
“Dalgleish is a dangerous individual who is a risk to the public. I would like to thank the victims for their bravery, courage, and support throughout our enquiries.
“Dalgleish failed to admit his actions and they had to endure a trial process, which has ensured justice has now been served.
“We will not tolerate domestic abuse and I would encourage anyone to report such crimes so these can be thoroughly investigated.
“We will continue to work alongside partner agencies to protect the safety of victims involved, and alongside the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to bring perpetrators brought before the courts.”