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Fine for Wick fisherman after two years of domestic abuse

By Court Reporter

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A Wick man who subjected his partner to abuse over the course of two years was fined £1000 at the town's sheriff court on Wednesday.

The court was told that the offences occurred during their relationship and after they split up.

Fiscal Sue Foard said that Jared Robinson caused his former partner emotional stress and concern and at times she would end up in hysterics.

The accused repeatedly sent her unwanted messages uttering threats to her and any new partner she might start a new relationship with, and at one point he threatened to take his own life.

When cautioned and charged by police officers, Robinson (21) replied: "I don't know what to do... I really don't. I gave her four-and-a-half years of my life and she threw it back in my face."

The abuse took place between April 1, 2020, and April 9, 2022.

Solicitor Meighan Anderson said that Robinson, of Macrae Street, Wick had struggled with his mental health in the past but was now dealing with it much better. He had also struggled when the relationship had ended.

Miss Anderson added that Robinson was a first offender and had taken full responsibility for his behaviour.

Sheriff Mark Lindsay said that imposing unpaid community work would be difficult to sustain given the accused's occupation as a share fisherman.

In addition to the fine, the sheriff made Robinson subject to a non-harassment order banning him from contacting the woman for two years and warned him: "If you breach it, the court would take a very dim view."

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