A jealous boyfriend has been convicted of controlling his companion’s entry to social media and attempting to dictate what garments she wore.
Bradley Wright admitted a course of abusive behaviour towards his girlfriend which passed off over 18 months.
The 23-year-old seized the lady by the throat and headbutted her throughout an assault in his bed room after he’d thrown her on the mattress.
In the course of the relationship, Wright tried to implement when she might put on make-up and banned her from “liking” photographs of males on social media platforms.
Wright appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court docket on Thursday and admitted the course of behaviour towards the sufferer between July 2019 and January this yr.
Fiscal depute Christine Brownlie mentioned Wright and the lady have been in a relationship after assembly in 2017.
Ms Brownlie mentioned Wright was angered by his girlfriend shopping for a costume for her birthday with out his “approval”, telling her “boys will see you in that, you possibly can’t try this”.
She mentioned Wright added, “You’ll seem like an absolute sl*g in that”.
The prosecutor mentioned it was a “widespread characteristic” of the couple’s relationship that Wright would “dictate” what his companion might put on and if she was allowed make-up.
The courtroom heard if the lady wished to add photographs to social media then Wright wished “to present his approval about what content material she posted”.
Ms Brownlie mentioned Wright would undergo his companion’s cell phone when she was sleeping and “blocking sure males” on her social media.
She mentioned Wright didn’t enable “likes” on male photographs.
The courtroom was advised the lady was in Wright’s bed room in Dunbar, East Lothian, in August final yr when he grabbed her arms.
After throwing the sufferer on the mattress, Ms Brownlie mentioned, Wright seized her throat and headbutted her earlier than she fled and drove house in her automobile.
The girl broke off the connection with Wright that month, however he repeatedly despatched her threatening messages and phoned her in January.
The courtroom was advised Wright despatched one message which mentioned when she “grows up” she would “remorse not loving him” whereas others included threats to “kill”.
Defence agent James Stewart mentioned the low “ranges of maturity” displayed by his consumer have been “evident within the textual content messages”.
Mr Stewart mentioned his consumer, a primary offender with a full-time job, didn’t want to have any contact along with his ex.
Sheriff Adrian Fraser deferred sentence till January for experiences.