A 26-year-old man has been jailed for a catalogue of violence and domestic abuse towards two former partners.

Darren Taylor, a prisoner at Perth, was jailed for 42 months and put on two non-harassment orders lasting three years when he was sentenced at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Taylor was convicted for abusive behaviour against the two women, which took place over a three-year period.

On an occasion between March 1 and 31, 2018 at Middlebank Street, Rosyth, he assaulted his then partner by seizing her by the hair and pushing her down on to a bed.

On various occasions between March 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019, at properties in Middlebank Street, St Kilda Crescent, Kirkcaldy and Adamson Crescent, Dunfermline, he acted aggressively towards her, shouted, swore, threw a cup of boiling water at a wall, flipped over a coffee table, threw her clothing out of a window and made derogatory comments to her.

He threatened to have people break into her home should she have contact with other men, demanded to know her whereabouts and what she was doing and damaged a door by punching it.

On an occasion between June 1 and June 30, 2018, at St Kilda’s Crescent, Kirkcaldy, he assaulted the woman by throwing a glass bottle which struck her on the body to her injury.

On an occasion between June 1 and June 30, 2018 at Broomhead Drive, Dunfermline, he assaulted her by seizing her by the body, pulling her by the arm and pushing her out of the property.

Between February 1, 2020 and February 15, 2021, at Adamson Crescent, Dunfermline, Primrose Lane, Rosyth and elsewhere, he engaged in abusive behaviour towards a second woman.

He boiled a kettle and poured sugar into it whilst threatening her with violence, damaged her mobile phone and bank card, accused her of infidelity, seized her by the body and forcibly removed her from his home, overturned a table causing glasses to smash, kicked the table towards her, shouted and swore.

He seized her by the body and dragged her, screamed in her face, seized her by throat, compressing it and restricting her breathing, threatened to report her to the police and said she would not she her child again, kicked her car, stole money from her, punched her on the head and told her to kill herself before he did it.

He demanded that she proved where she was, damaged her property by kicking and punching doors and walls, damaged her possessions and poured paint on her floor and threw household items.