Bridge assault case to go to trial

vector scales of justice and gavel
vector scales of justice and gavel

A man is facing trial accused of strangling his former partner and endangering her life on an Arbroath bridge.

Connor McGregor is alleged to have attacked his ex-partner on September 12 in Arbroath’s Wardmill Road.

He is first alleged to have behaved in a threatening and abusive manner by threatening to kill her and a man with her.

McGregor is then said to have assaulted her by pursuing her before repeatedly pushing her, causing her to fall.

Prosecutors say he then pushed her against metal railings at a bridge before grabbing her throat and pushing her backwards over the railings.

McGregor is accused of then compressing her throat so she could not breathe freely and began to lose consciousness, repeatedly punched her on the head, pushed her to the ground and repeatedly kicked her on the head and body.

McGregor, 21, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pleaded not guilty on indictment to charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and of assault to severe injury and danger of life.

He was alleged to have been on two bail orders at the time of the incident.

Sheriff Tom Hughes continued the case to trial next month at Dundee Sheriff Court.