Argument signals ‘absolute end’ of couple’s relationship

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A couple’s attempts at patching up their rocky relationship ended up in court.

Michael Mulholland and Danielle Mooney had a night out with friends but an argument flared when they returned to her home in Branxholme Road, around 1am on October 15.

Keith O’Mahony, prosecuting, told Jedburgh Sheriff Court how the 29-year-old referred to her as a f*****g cow as she proceeded into the bedroom. He explained: “He threw her to the floor and punched a number of walls. The police were called due to the noise and when they arrived they found the complainer in the foetal position. They found him in the bedroom and heard him saying “I will f*****g kill you”.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said Mulholland had been remanded in custody since October 17.

He said: “It has been a difficult relationship with a number of break-ups and reconciliations.

“But this incident signifies the absolute end of the relationship. The complainer was shouting and swearing and arguing with him before be became frustrated.”

Sheriff Donald Corke deferred sentence until December 16 for a social work report to be compiled and to assess his suitability to attend the Caledonian Men’s project.

Mulholland, of Charles Street, was bailed with the special condition not to contact his former partner.