Domestic abuser injured, aducted and stalked his partners

Police have paid tribute to the courage of women who helped convict a domestic abuser.

Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 4:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 4:16 pm

On Monday, Scott Howarth, pleaded guilty to seven offences committed between 2009 and 2017 in the Fife area.

These included assault to injury, abduction, stalking and threatening and abusive conduct.

Howarth (27) had been in a relationship with the women who were subjected to physical, verbal and mental abuse.

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Due to the severity of the crimes, the investigation was assigned to Fife Division’s Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit.

Specialist officers target high risk, prolific, violent and serious perpetrators of domestic abuse and worked to bring Howarth to justice.

Detective Constable Suzie O’Brien said: “Howarth’s victims suffered a great deal of distress and I would like to acknowledge their courage in coming forward to report the abuse they suffered to police.

“He has proven to be a controlling, violent and callous individual who abused those he was in a relationship with.

“Domestic abuse in all its forms can have a devastating impact upon the lives of the victims and their families. We will not tolerate these type of crimes and will work hard to bring perpetrators before the courts.”