Domestic Abuse in the UK – Not Much Justice

So it is OK in Scotland to beat up any wheelchair-bound person, or just your significant other, or just women? Paralysed wheelchair-bound woman battered by fiance in ‘sickening’ attack is outraged after violent brute avoids jail

He is supposed to be in love with her. But after an evening at the pub, he beats her and dumps her out of her chair. He got a warning.

Sheriff Mhairi McTaggart told him: “By a small margin, I am not sending you to prison.”

But last night, Michelle, 34, said: “How can there be any ‘small margin’ about it? A man beats up a woman in a wheelchair and doesn’t go to jail? Where’s the margin in that?

“Domestic abuse, there’s no excuse — except at Ayr Sheriff Court, apparently.”

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