Welshman Matthew Barnett Threatened To 'Cut Baby Out' Of His Girlfriend Sarah Edgar

A burly bodybuilder “totally snapped” when social workers and police told his girlfriend about his appalling criminal record for domestic violence, a court heard.

Matthew Barnett bombarded pregnant Sarah Edgar with chilling threats and after being arrested screamed at her: “Sarahhhh, I’m gonna find you and cut that baby out of you!”
The Welshman had been ordered to leave Ms Edgar’s house in Livingston, Scotland, as a result of the official visit under the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland which allows women to check if a partner has a violent past.
Following the official visit, he sent the mum-of-one a series of chilling texts on Facebook Messenger ordering her to “get rid” of his unborn baby and telling her: “They want me to snap they got it. I didn’t want this. They’ve broken me”.
The tattooed thug told her: “Don’t carry that child. It’ll be taken. Get rid of it ASAP… You do not have the right to enter my family after that. Get rid.”
His next message read: “I’m going down (the police) station tonight. We’re gunna throw petrol all over woman on reception and light it. I gotta go now. We on way to garage now.”
Calling her a “lanky streak of piss” and other abusive names he added: “I’m gunna kill these c****. Answer now, you f*****.
“F***** y not say, scum? Grass. Rat. Tell me now. I’ve got a gun. Tell me.
“So you believe bull**** charges after what everyone else said. Just tell me lanky c***. U fanny stinks.”
Sheriff Susan Craig told the accused: “You have a prior record for domestic offending and you’ve taken it to new heights, or perhaps new lows would be a better way of looking at it. That you acted in such a way to the person carrying your child is absolutely appalling”.
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She sentenced Barnett to 27 months in prison, backdated to 29 January.
She also made him subject to social work supervision for 12 months following his release. Barnett – who was previously named on a most-wanted list by South Wales Police for allegedly making threats and sending malicious communications –was also made subject to a non-harassment order banning him from approaching or contacting Ms Edgar for 10 years.
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