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Findochty man hit former partner, Elgin Sheriff Court hears


By Ali Morrison

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AN unemployed Findochty man who behaved in a 'threatening and abusive' manner towards his former partner has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

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Elgin Sheriff Court heard that Brodie Findlay (23) acted aggressively at the house of his former partner in Buckie on October 11, 2020 after consuming alcohol at the address.

After being traced by police at around 3am, Findlay admitted that it was his "own fault" but added that he "didn't lay a finger on her".

On December 21, 2021, Findlay returned to the address where he again became aggressive, grabbing his former partner's wrist before hitting her in the face.

Police cautioned and charged Findlay.

The 23-year-old, who the court was told has a history of substance misuse, was then found by police when they called at her home on New Year's Eve, 2021.

His presence at the property broke the conditions of his bail which stated he shouldn't contact her.

Sheriff David Sutherland placed Findlay under the court's supervision for two years.

The sheriff also ordered him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.

In addition Findlay was also put under a curfew, meaning he has stay inside his home on New Street, Findochty, between the hours of 9pm and 6am for the next six months.


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