Man scarred teenage partner for life after hotel room attack

William Weir turned on Jordana Rutherford at Glasgow's Citizen M hotel on November 12, 2019.

William Weir attacked Jordana Rutherford at Citizen M hotel in Glasgow SNS Group

A man who scarred his teenage partner for life has been ordered to pay her £1000 in compensation.

William Weir, 22, turned on Jordana Rutherford – now 20 – at Glasgow’s Citizen M hotel on November 12, 2019.

Weir lashed out amid an argument over him being with another girl at a concert they attended together at the O2 Academy.

Ms Rutherford – then 17 – left the arena and went back to the hotel but was later joined by Weir.

Weir had told Ms Rutherford he wanted to split up with her and also threatened to take his own life.

Weir was charged with pushing Ms Rutherford on the body, pulling her by the hair and striking her on the head.

The victim lost consciousness as a result and woke up in a pool of blood.

She was taken to hospital and treated for injuries to her face and head.

The victim’s nose piercing had to be removed from inside her nostril as a result of the blows.

Her lip was burst as well as swollen and she also suffered a cut to the side of her eye.

A wound to her forehead required stitches and Ms Rutherford told Weir’s trial that she has to wear makeup “every time” she leaves the house.

Weir was found guilty after a two-day trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assault to Ms Rutherford’s injury and permanent disfigurement.

He was told to do 200 hours of unpaid work as well as fork out the compensation at Monday’s sentencing.

Sheriff Allan McKay also put Weir, of West Calder, West Lothian, under supervision for 12 months.

Prosecutor Katie Bell asked for a non-harassment order to be granted which was imposed for 12 months.

Weir will be up for review in July.

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