A trawlerman has been placed on a domestic offender programme as part of his punishment for an incident involving his partner.
Daryll Horner tried to tear her clothing off to stop her leaving their Arbroath home, and later punched her in the face.
In a separate incident the following day, the 28-year-old threatened to stab himself in the presence of a family member.
Horner, of Culloden Crescent, previously admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house on Keptie Street on July 4, shouting and swearing at his partner, lunging at her, seizing her clothing and causing it to rip.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond told Forfar Sheriff Court that Horner works away for long spells on a trawler and drinks heavily when he comes home.
Defence solicitor Billy Rennie said Horner had an analogous conviction in 2011, and although the relationship is continuing, the couple are not living together.
“They want this matter to be out of the way and to be sure that his drinking habits can be managed,” said Mr Rennie.
Sheriff Pino Di Emidio imposed a community payback order including an 18-month supervision order and participation in the Fergus programme for domestic offenders, as well as 60 hours of unpaid work.