Prison for ‘vicious’ knife attack

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A man has been jailed for 52 months for a knife attack on his ex-partner.

On the second day of his trial, Kamil Florian, 33, of Her Majesty’s Prison  Low Moss, Bishopbriggs, pleaded guilty to assaulting his partner at her Oban home on September 23 2017 by repeatedly striking her on the head and body with a knife to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Florian’s sentence was deferred until Tuesday March 13 for reports, when his defence agent Edward Thornton told Oban Sheriff Court: ‘Mr Florian accepts it is inevitable his relationship with the complainer is at an end.

‘Although this was an incident of violence, it does seem to be isolated. He is realistic there can be no other disposal other than custody.’

The court heard Florian had a record of prison sentences in Poland, but since each case was suspended, this would be his first time in custody.

Procurator fiscal Eoin McGinty was granted a non-harassment order banning Florian from contacting his ex-partner for 10 years, given the crime’s ‘extreme’ and ‘casual’ violence.

Imprisoning Florian for four years and four months, Sheriff Patrick Hughes said: ‘This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a defenceless woman. As a result [she] is scarred for life. I accept you do feel some remorse.’