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Dingwall man who stabbed partner on the head told police: 'I'd do it again'

By Ali Morrison

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Kyle Drummond-Allan.
Kyle Drummond-Allan.

A ROSS-SHIRE man who has served 11 prison sentences in the past six years has begun his 12th after admitting stabbing his partner on the head three times to the danger of her life earlier this year.

Kyle Drummond-Allan told police after being arrested at his Munro Place home in Dingwall on February 20: "I don't care if I stabbed her, she deserved it and I'd do it again."

The 24-year-old had originally been accused of her attempted murder but the prosecution accepted a guilty plea to the lesser charge which avoided a High Court appearance.

Sheriff Robert Frazer jailed Perth prisoner Drummond-Allan for a total of 28 months, backdated to February 22 when he was first remanded. He also imposed a four-year non-harassment order to protect his victim on his release.

The court was told that a police officer was kicked in the eye and another's face was spat on by Drummond-Allan as they took him into custody. He also pleaded guilty to both assaults.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said that the woman's uncle had contacted the police after receiving a text from his niece that there was a domestic disturbance at her home and Allan had a knife.

When police arrived, Mrs Gair said: "They heard her shouting for assistance stating that she had been stabbed. Officers forced entry and saw the accused at the top of the stairs.

"He did not engage so police made their way upstairs at which point he has kicked an officer to the face causing an injury to his left eye. The complainer was found in an upstairs bedroom and was seen to have injuries to the right side of her face which was heavily swollen with her eye nearly fully shut.

"She had three stab wounds to the back of her head," Mrs Gair went on.

The prosecutor added that Drummond-Allan had got on top of her and was punching down on her face.

"She describes herself as cowering on the couch with her arms in front of her face trying to protect herself. She ran upstairs to the bedroom and he came in holding a large black-handled knife. He continued to punch her on the face as she was lying on the bed and then she felt him stab her to the back of her head."

Mrs Gair said the woman suffered a right eye socket fracture, a broken right cheek bone, a cut eyebrow, bruising to her lip and three small wounds to the back of her head.

Defending, solicitor advocate Shaid Latif told the court: "Nothing I say is intended to minimise this matter. This is an individual who has had to endure a difficult upbringing and is the product of his early environment.

"He drifted into the use of intoxicants and some of his offences were committed in an alcoholic fugue. There was an incident and he sustained injuries in the course of it but his response was disproportionate."

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