A Fife man viciously assaulted his partner and then ripped up a photo of her deceased mother before urinating on it.
Sean McMillan, 38, of Den Walk, Buckhaven, is now behind bars after appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He admitted that on May 25 at Shakespeare Avenue, Buckhaven, he assaulted his partner Nadine Moore by seizing her by the hair, pulling her to the ground, sitting astride her, punched her on the head, seized her by the throat and compressed her breathing, all to her injury.
He also uttered abusive remarks, broke a picture frame then spat on and urinated on the photo.
Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said the woman returned home at around 7pm after visiting her sister and she thought her partner looked like he had taken cannabis or valium.
McMillan told her he had taken £30 from her purse and she told him to give it back.
He then became verbally and physically aggressive.
She phoned her father who thought she sounded “terrified” and the police were called, added the depute.
The victim was found to have significant bruising to her eye and throat.
Defence solicitor Joe Mooney said his client was in full-time employment as a roofer and was now living with his mother. He was out of work at the time of the offences.
He had already taken part in domestic abuse groupwork programme following previous offending.
Sheriff Alastair Brown warned McMillan “a significant jail term” was a possibility. He called for reports and McMillan was remanded in custody until sentencing March 25