A Spittalfield man assaulted his pregnant partner after drunkenly convincing himself he was not the father of her baby.
When he appeared at Perth Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Rory Watson, of Inchview, Easter Caper Farm, admitted pushing, scratching and attempting to strike his partner.
Watson, who previously had mental health issues, threatened to self-harm with a knife, which he then brandished at police officers trying to arrest him.
Depute fiscal Stuart Richardson told the court the 27-year-old had been drinking on Hogmanay when he “got it in his head” that his partner suggested he was not the father of her child.
He began shouting and swearing at her, causing her to lock herself in a bathroom. Watson forced his way inside where he pushed and scratched her, before others in the house stopped him when he looked to be ready to throw a punch.
Watson then took possession of a knife and threatened to do damage to himself.
Mr Richardson said he was still brandishing the knife at officers when they arrived on the scene and that police used CS spray to get him to put down the knife.
Watson admitted repeatedly brandishing a knife, and acting in an aggressive manner towards police officers while in possession of the knife on December 31 at an address on Tweedsmuir Road, Perth.
He also pleaded guilty to assaulting his pregnant partner by pushing her, scratching her face and attempting to strike her, all to her injury, as well as damaging a door.
Sheriff Fiona Tait deferred sentence for a psychiatric report until March.