A man responsible for domestic abuse over a 10 year period in Stirling has been jailed.
Thirty-five-year-old Gavin McPhee was arrested following an assault on his partner in April 2017. An investigation by the Domestic Abuse Taskforce was then carried out and further incidences of violence were reported by former partners.
McPhee was convicted of assaulting two women and yesterday, at Striling Sheriff Court received a seven year custodial sentence.
Detective Sergeant Mark Kane of the Domestic Abuse Taskforce said, “Gavin McPhee committed domestic abuse against multiple partners and is now facing the consequences of his actions in prison. I want to commend the courage of his victims in coming forward with information which has been crucial to our investigation, and I hope that his conviction will give them some comfort and allow them to go forward with their lives.
“Police Scotland is wholly committed to investigating all cases of domestic abuse that are reported and we will continue to work alongside our partners at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in order to bring relevant offenders to justice.
"Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Police Scotland, we want to encourage people to come forward. Victims of crime can be confident that we will listen to them and investigate their report thoroughly, no matter how much time has passed."
If you're concerned a member of the public could be in a relationship with an abusive partner, you can also make an application to the Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme. More information is available on our website.