Man left ex-partner with misshapen nose after attack

Scott Joyce repeatedly assaulted Amy Stuart outside a flat in Glasgow's Drumchapel last June.

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A man who attacked his ex-partner and left her with a permanently misshapen nose has been tagged.

Scott Joyce, 38, assaulted Amy Stuart outside a flat in Glasgow’s Drumchapel on June 7, 2020.

The gas engineer repeatedly punched Miss Stuart on the head and body before throwing her against a wall.

Joyce – who already had two previous domestic convictions against Miss Stuart – pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday to the assault to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Joyce, of Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, was tagged for six months, keeping him indoors between 7pm and 7am, and put under supervision for 12 months.

The court heard the pair were together for 20 years but had split in December 2019.

Miss Stuart was at a neighbour’s flat in the early hours of the morning on the day of the attack.

She heard banging coming from her flat and went to investigate.

Prosecutor Hannah Terrance said: “Joyce grabbed her by the neck and the top she was wearing and threw her around.

“Joyce then pushed her and punched her on the face.

“Miss Stuart shouted ‘phone the police’ in order to get help.

“Joyce let her go and she told him that she was going to get him arrested for assault.

“Joyce punched her to her face and neck then threw her against a wall before he kicked her on the head and body.

“Miss Stuart screamed for help and she claimed the attack lasted five minutes.”

Miss Stuart was taken to hospital for treatment to a wound on the back of her head.

Miss Terrance added: “She had a possible nose fracture but didn’t remain in hospital for further treatment.

“She said as a result of the incident, her nose has been left misshapen.”