Man jailed for more than three years over campaign of abuse

The High Court in Glasgow
The High Court in Glasgow

A man who brutally attacked a woman because he could not find a matching pair of socks was today jailed for 38 months.

At the High Court in Glasgow 42-year-old Nathan Pulman had admitted a catalogue of abuse against the 38-year-old woman at various locations including Laurencekirk, Fyvie, Stonehaven, Forres, Elgin over a 10-year-period.

Judge Lord Matthews told Pulman: “Your victim has been physically and psychologically harmed.

“The best years of her life have been blighted.”

Prosecutor Bill MacVicar said: “Repeated assaults were committed by the accused on the woman.”

On some of the occasions she was pregnant and he would also call her names.

The woman described Pulman as a “Jekyll and Hyde” character and said he would regularly accuse her of lying and then become angrier when she denied this and assault her.

Pulman seized her by the head, hair and body, and slapped, punched, and kicked her during the attacks.

She was left on some occasions with broken bones and scarring.

He admitted assaulting the woman to her permanent disfigurement.

His pleas of not guilty to other charges including sexually assaulting the woman were accepted by the Crown.

He also admitted assaulting two children.

Pulman was previously jailed for nine years in 2013 at Mold Crown Court in Wales for violence against women.