A man grabbed his girlfriend by the throat after she accused him of cheating on her.
David McColl, 32, assaulted his partner Diane Randals at a property on Bruce Road, Arbroath, on August 1 and 2 this year.
Depute fiscal Chris McIntosh told Dundee Sheriff Court that McColl had planned to meet a woman he called a friend on August 1 – but Ms Randals believed there was more going on and made accusations of infidelity.
The fiscal said: “An argument broke out and the accused punched the complainer on the head, which burst her lip open. He then slapped her about the head and pushed her about the living room.”
The assault stopped, but a second argument broke out in the bedroom in the early hours of the next day.
The fiscal continued: “The accused grabbed the complainer by the throat then let go and threw her on to the bed.
“The complainer got herself from the bedroom and into the living room and she phoned the police.”
Officers arrived at the property and saw that Ms Randals had sustained a swollen and bleeding lip, a bruise to the head and a bruise on her leg.
McCall, a prisoner at Perth, admitted assaulting Ms Randals by punching and slapping her on the head, pushing her on the body, seizing her by the neck, and pushing her onto a bed, all to her injury.
He will be sentenced at a later date.