Dundee man sentenced for series of domestic abuse offences
Police Scotland has today welcomed the sentencing of Derek Duncan (32) for a series of offences, including rape, assault and stalking.
He was sentenced at the High Court in Livingston to ten years imprisonment with a further three years suspended.
He had previously been found guilty of 29 charges, for offences which took place against six ex-partners in the Dundee area between 2008-2020. In April 2020, an investigation was opened into Duncan by Police Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Task Force where the full scale of his violent behaviour became clear.
Detective Inspector Gordon Patullo said: “This was a protracted and complex investigation by a small team of dedicated officers, working closely with a number of other partner agencies to ensure that justice was done and that the victims were suitably supported.
"It is clear that Derek Duncan is an extremely violent and controlling man, who will now face the consequences of his appalling acts of abuse.
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the victims for their bravery in coming forward and assisting our investigation. I hope that this sentencing today provides them with a measure of closure and goes some way to giving other victims of abuse the courage to speak out.
“Domestic abuse, in all its forms, has no place in our society and tackling remains one of Police Scotland’s top priorities.
“If you are experiencing abuse, we want you to know that you are not alone. We encourage you to contact police or seek support and advice from one of our partner agencies, such as Women’s Aid. Together, we can support you through those next steps.”