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Courts in Moray: Holidaymaker threw ex out of caravan

By Alistair Whitfield

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A holidaymaker has been ordered to do unpaid work for the community after he punched his one-time partner and threw her out of a caravan.

Elgin Sheriff Court.
Elgin Sheriff Court.

Gary Clark travelled up to Moray in September from his home in Horden, county Durham.

Elgin Sheriff Court heard that the 34 year-old had arrived at Silver Sands caravan park near Lossiemouth on September 2 last year.

Clark was said to have been drinking during throughout the evening.

Along with his partner and a couple of friends he went out at 9pm to the caravan’s communal entertainment area to play bingo.

However, the court heard, he sat on his own in the corner and was uncommunicative.

When they returned at 10am, his former partner asked what she had done wrong.

She became alarmed and took out her phone at which point he tried to grab it.

A struggle ensued during which Clark struck her and grabbed her by the hair, then threw her out of the caravan.

Defence solicitor Grant Daglish said his client had decided to stop drinking alcohol since that evening.

Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov ordered him to perform 240 hours of unpaid work for the community within the next year.

He also imposed a non-harassment order preventing him from contacting the woman for the next three years.


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