A vicious bully has pleaded guilty to a long campaign of domestic violence that saw him slash his girlfriend with broken glass – then rip out her stitches with his teeth.
Euan Walker, 27, was in the dock at Hamilton Sheriff Court last week where he pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman repeatedly and directing an abusive course of conduct against her, Glasgow Live reports.
This included rubbing the woman’s face in dog mess and holding her under water in a bath, the court heard.
The thug punched, kicked, stabbed, bit and choked his victim, and when he discovered she’d been given information about domestic abuse, he battered her again.
The couple’s violent relationship lasted 19 months, during which prosecutor Jennifer Cunningham explained the woman described “being assaulted on a daily basis”.
Walker was jailed in 2019 for assaulting the woman, but they got back together when he left prison.
After one attack, Walker sneered: “I’ve hit you hundreds of times and you never went to the police, so why bother now?
‘If I’m going to jail it’ll be for murdering you.”
The attacks happened at addresses in Hamilton and Uddingston, and at the holiday home of Walker’s parents in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire.
Ms Cunningham told the court: “From that moment she feared for her life.”
The court heard how Walker bit the woman repeatedly including once on the nose, pulling out her nose ring.
She needed hospital treatment on several occasions and was once given an advice card by nurses who suspected she was a domestic abuse victim.
Ms Cunningham said: “The accused found the card then punched her repeatedly in the face.
“His pet dog was so distressed that it defecated on the living room floor.
“Walker forced his girlfriend’s face into the excrement, held her up to a mirror and said, ‘Look at you. What a state you’re in’.”
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The woman had stitches put in her hand after Walker slashed her with a piece of broken glass.
The next day he tore out the stitches with his teeth.
The fiscal added: “She describes being assaulted on a daily basis by the time he was jailed in 2019.
“On a number of occasions he held a knife at her throat and threatened to kill her.”
When their relationship finally ended, Walker continued to hound her despite being handed a non-harassment order.
He posted intimate videos of her online and spray painted derogatory comments about her at Strathclyde Country Park and other locations.
In court, Walker also admitted abusive behaviour towards a previous girlfriend in 2011 and 2012.
Sheriff Andrew McIntyre called for a criminal justice social work report before sentencing.