Larkhall man sentenced for violent assault on ex-partner

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced after attacking his former girlfriend.

William Weir’s victim was 17 years old when she was subjected to the violent assault at Glasgow’s Citizen M hotel.

During the incident on 12 November 2019, the young woman was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries which left her permanently disfigured.

Weir, from Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, was found guilty of assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court last month (3 March 2022).

Returning to court today he was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and was given a 12-month non-harassment order banning him from approaching or contacting his victim.

Weir was also ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation.

Following the sentencing, Moira Orr, Procurator Fiscal for Glasgow and Strathkelvin, said:

“William Weir subjected his then girlfriend to an appalling assault which left her with permanent scarring.

“The victim is a young woman who has shown courage in holding Weir accountable for his criminal behaviour.   

“COPFS are committed to prosecuting crimes of domestic abuse effectively and appropriately, and to working with the police and our partners, to support victims through the criminal justice process.

“I encourage anyone who has been a victim of any such offences to report this to the police.”