A violent abuser has been jailed for strangling a pregnant woman and terrorising two other women in a “horrendous” campaign of domestic abuse that spanned 12 years.
Kane McGuire, 38, was sentenced to three years and 11 months at the High Court in Paisley for carrying out the life-threatening assault on Nicola Watson while she was pregnant with his child.
McGuire, originally from Tyne and Wear, had 23 previous convictions for attacks on and rows with his former partners.
He carried out the attack on Watson at house in Adamson Terrace, Leven, some time between April and May 2007.
He grabbed her and pushed her to the floor before grabbing her throat, compressing her neck and strangling her.
McGuire’s violence towards his partners started in January 2002, when he was in a relationship with Tracey Ann Vance or Taylor.
Between then and December 2005 he assaulted her on numerous occasions.
The attacks took place at a house in Motray Crescent, Guardbridge, and a property in Linksfield, Tayport.
At the Tayport address, between April 2003 and December 2005, McGuire also attacked Taylor by punching her on the head.
Taylor and McGuire separated and he began seeing Nicola Watson.
Between April 2006 and March 2008 he regularly attacked Watson.
On several occasions he grabbed her by the arms, pushed her on to a bed and threw drinks over her at Annsmuir Caravan Park in Ladybank and the Leven property.
McGuire was accused of 17 charges but struck a deal and pleaded guilty to seven in exchange for 10 being dropped.