A man has been jailed for battering his partner in a Dundee street – just six days after being released from prison for assault.
Witnesses called police as Craig Allan, 38, carried out the brutal, drunken attack on girlfriend Jacqueline Craig.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard the thug admitted he grabbed Ms Craig by the hair, neck and head, caused her to strike her head off a wall and kicked her on the body before he pushed her against a car.
The attack happened in Castle Street, Shore Terrace, Whitehall Crescent and Couttie’s Wynd.
Fiscal depute Marie Irvine said the pair were seen in Castle Street and Allan was heard to say: “Here’s your money, take it,” before he grabbed Ms Craig by the arm, pushed her, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her.
He then grabbed her by the throat and a witness called police.
CCTV operators watched as Allan pushed her and caused her to strike her head against a wall, lose her balance and fall to her knees before she ran off into Whitehall Crescent, pursued by the accused.
Witnesses to the attack on August 1 saw him try to swipe away her legs by kicking them, the fiscal said.
She added that when police officers tried to arrest Allan, Ms Craig attempted to stop them.
“She was evidently intoxicated,” the fiscal said.
Solicitor Scott Norrie said Allan, of Back Braes in Brechin, had been released from prison on July 27 and was offered accommodation with Ms Craig.
“They had both been out drinking and were very drunk, possibly her more than him,” he said.
Sheriff John Rafferty told Allan: “Your conduct is the conduct of a coward and a bully.”
He ordered Allan back to prison for four months to serve the remainder of his previous sentence and jailed him for a further eight months.