A brute who punched a woman so violently she was left with a metal plate in her face, has been caged for 15 months.
Ryan Boyle, 26, shattered Angela Casey’s eye socket in a savage attack.
Ms Casey has been left with a titanium plate inserted in her face because she was so badly beaten by Boyle in the early hours of New Year’s Day, this year.
He appeared from custody at Paisley Sheriff Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of assaulting Ms Casey to her severe injury and permanent impairment.
The court heard he punched her after she told him to leave her home in Waverley Road, Foxbar, at around 4am on January 1, 2021.
Boyle admitted another charge of assaulting another woman, Anne Marie McNally, by pushing her on the body, repeatedly punching her on the head causing her to fall backwards, striking her head on the ground and rendering her unconscious on November 1, last year.
Boyle also pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a machete in a public place on the same date, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.
The court heard these incidents took place at the same house in Foxbar when Boyle flipped out at the occupants following an argument.
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Defence agent Harvie Diamond said his client, who already has a serious conviction for violence, had been held on remand for six months.
He said: “When he punched Angela Casey in January 2021, he punched her once, and he did not think of instigating the damage he caused. It was an assault for which he has suffered the consequences.
“He is still upset about that. He did not mean to cause the injury to her.”
Mr Diamond added Boyle had inherited £40,000 from his late grandmother, which he blew on drink and drugs, and allowed his life to “spiral” out of control.
He added Boyle was “truly remorseful” for his behaviour but the court might want to impose a supervised release order for the “protection of the public”, when he gets out of prison.
Sheriff Bruce Erroch QC, who studied background reports prior to sentencing, told Boyle: “You must recognise this is a serious matter, given what you did in January.
“You may not have intended the result, but there was a very serious outcome in relation to that.
“And the report indicates a risk of serious harm,” given Boyle’s record.
He jailed him for a total of 15 months, reduced from 20 months, because of his early plea of guilty.
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