Man jailed for threatening to cut ex’s throat with knife

James Nugent pushed the woman and threatened her with a blade last November in Glasgow’s Robroyston.

A man who attacked his ex-partner and then threatened to kill her while on bail has been jailed for 20 months.

James Nugent pushed his ex and threatened her with a knife last November in Glasgow’s Robroyston.

Nugent believed his victim had let “strangers” into the house. 

The 38-year-old was arrested, but, after being freed by a sheriff, he showed up at her home 11 days later.

Nugent shouted: “It doesn’t matter how long it takes, I’m going to get fit and I’m going to kill you.”

On Thursday, Nugent pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault and acting in a threatening or abusive manner.

He also admitted damaging property and breaching bail.

Sheriff Paul Crozier said: “These charges are extremely serious and I’m satisfied a custodial sentence should be imposed.”

Nugent was also handed a two-year non-harassment order.

An earlier hearing was told the pair separated after a nine-year on-off relationship.

The court heard Nugent walked into the house uninvited.

He hurled a bowl of soup at the wall and searched the kitchen cupboards.

Nugent said: “Someone has been in here, you’re having strangers in my house.”

He continued to shout and swear and pushed his ex on the shoulders.

Prosecutor Mark Allan added: “Nugent produced a kitchen knife from his pocket and put the knife towards [the victim] and said ‘I will go for your throat’.”

The victim ran from the house and flagged down an ambulance for help.

Scott McQuire, defending, told the court Nugent’s conduct was “reprehensible.”