A man beat up his girlfriend so badly she needed hospital treatment because he claimed she had undercooked his chicken Kiev.
Michelle Mundt was left with two black eyes and went to hospital after she was attacked by her partner (Picture: Mirrorpix)
Scott Howell, 32, attacked Michell Mundt in a rage over his dinner at the home they shared with their baby son in Glasgow, a family friend said.
The mum-of-two, 32, was left with horrendous facial injuries and had to be taken to hospital after the violent assault. Howell, an ex-Army reserve soldier, admitted carrying out the attack on the day he was set to face trial at Glasgow Crown Court.
He also pleaded guilty to charges of spitting on a female police officer in the aftermath and of being in possession of a knuckle duster.
A source close to the family said Michelle had been the victim of abuse for a year before Howell was finally arrested and he was only caught out because Michelle was taken to hospital. ‘If it wasn’t for Michelle’s dad and step mum turning up that day, she may not have left the house alive,’ they told the Daily Record. ‘The fact they saw her in this state was her only escape. His next girlfriend may not be so lucky.’
Former Army reserve Scott Howell admitted attacking Michelle Mundt at Glasgow Crown Court (Picture: Mirrorpix)
They said Howell, who is understood to have left the Army last year, attacked Michelle on March 18. ‘She had made him chicken Kiev and potato waffles the night before and he said she undercooked the Kiev,’ the source said. ‘That whole of the next day was torture for her – nothing but abuse. He headbutted her at 3.30pm.
‘This is what it all stems from – a chicken Kiev.’ Michelle, whose one-year-old son with Howell and daughter from a previous relationship were in the house at the time, tried to flee and ran into her dad and his partner outside the family home. ‘She had her hood up but her head had swelled up like a big egg,’ the source told the Record. When police arrived at the house, Howell spat at PC Donna Airlie.
court He admitted the spitting and being in possession of an offensive weapon when police found a knuckle duster at the home. He further admitted breaching his bail conditions following his arrest by returning to Michelle’s home, where he was found hiding in the garden. He will be sentenced next month.