Abuser wanted girlfriend’s thumb to access her phone

Connor McAdam, who stubbed a cigarette in his partner's eye, was jailed for nearly three years.

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A man who threatened to murder his girlfriend for her thumbprint to access her phone has been jailed for 33 months.

Connor McAdam, 26, turned on the 24-year-old at properties in Glasgow’s Cambuslang and Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.

McAdam demanded the phone and questioned her fidelity. He then stubbed her with a cigarette in the eye which caused her eyelashes to burn.

McAdam pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to engaging in a course of conduct which was the abuse of a partner or ex-partner.

He also admitted assaulting another woman, maliciously throwing a mobile phone and an iPad as well as behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

The allegations spanned between August 2020 and September 2020.

The court heard the pair were in a relationship between March and September 2020.

McAdam threatened to strangle the 24-year-old woman with a seatbelt after an argument on August 30.

After they split up, he sent texts stating: “Am killing you, you’re getting done simple, this is never finished, am just playing with you the now, not even started.”

McAdam then interrogated the woman on October 3 asking her where she had been the night before and demanded her phone.

Prosecutor John Bedford said: “McAdam said he would murder and obtain her thumbprint if she refused but she declined.”

McAdam struck the woman to the jaw and head butted her which caused her to smash against a wardrobe. He then restrained her between his legs and punched her on the head and body.

Mr Bedford added: “He threatened to gouge her eyes out should she continue to scream.”

The woman went to hospital later that day for treatment for a shoulder fracture and other injuries including bruising to her chest, wrist and ankle.

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