Man accused of tying up partner and forcing her to take pills
Douglas Haggart is alleged to have forced his partner to swallow prescription medication.
A man is to face trial accused of abducting his partner, tying her up, and pouring wine into her mouth to force her to swallow pills.
Douglas Haggart, 53, is said to have detained Melanie Moir against her will at a house in St Ninians, Stirling, by locking the door.
It is alleged he then repeatedly punched and kicked her to the head and body, repeatedly uttered threats of violence, pushed prescribed medication into her mouth, poured wine into her mouth forcing her to swallow the medication.
He is also alleged to have brandished a hammer, seized her by the throat, knelt on her throat, bound her hands together with a cord, which he then tied round her neck, restricting her breathing, to her injury.
He is further accused of maliciously damaging a television at the property, in Cultenhove Crescent, St Ninians, by scratching it with a knife.
At Falkirk Sheriff Court, Haggart, of Union Road, Camelon, Falkirk, tendered pleas of not guilty to both charges.
Sheriff Robert Dickson continued the case for trial by jury on January 16.