A man has been jailed for seven months after drunkenly assaulting two women in the city centre.
At Dundee Sheriff Court, Jay Clark, 21, of Ballindean Road, admitted that on July 7, at Union Street, he punched Jordan-Leah Todd and Nicola Murphy.
Fiscal depute Nicola Gillespie said Clark had been drinking with the women before the assault.
She added: “They all went to a property and an argument began between the accused and Ms Todd, as she’d accused Clark of trying to use her mobile phone.
“Because of this the complainers both left the property and went out on to Union Street, but the accused followed them.
“He shouted at Ms Todd and started to throw punches towards her, striking her once on the cheek.
“The other complainer then approached the accused to intervene, and he punched her on the head as well.”
The two women called the police and Clark was traced nearby, cautioned and charged. He was then remanded following an initial appearance at court, where he denied the charges, before pleading guilty at trial on July 9.
Clark’s lawyer, Kevin Hampton, said: “It was clear alcohol had been a major influence.”
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael said: “You’ve had previous opportunities to carry out community payback orders and haven’t done very well, you’ve breached them.
“Therefore, I’ve concluded custody is the only option.”
For the assault charges, Clark was sentenced to four months in jail, discounted from five because of his plea, with one month of the sentence for the bail aggravation.
He was sentenced to a further three months for drink-driving and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner on February 18 in Caird Terrace.
The sentences were backdated to July 9 and will run consecutively.