A 60-YEAR-OLD Cowdenbeath man, already on a community payback order for domestic abuse, has admitted more offences against women.

Peter Muir, of Drylie Street, punched and choked one partner and repeatedly made abusive comments about the religion of another.

Muir was back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on various occasions between October 6, 2010, and December 31, 2012, at addresses in Lochgelly, Cowdenbeath and elsewhere in Fife, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by making offensive remarks towards his then partner about her religion.

He also admitted that on various occasions between January 1, 2013, and May 11, 2015 at an address in Lochgelly, he assaulted his then partner by seizing and compressing her throat and on one occasion punched her on the face to her injury.

Sheriff Pino di Emidio called for reports and deferred sentence until July 4.

Last year, Muir went on trial for domestic abuse and after hearing some evidence, changed his plea to guilty.

He admitted that on May 12, 2015, at an address in Lochgelly, he assaulted a woman by pushing her on the body, seized her by the throat, compressed it, restricted her breathing and shouted sectarian remarks at her.

He had already admitted a second charge that on September 8 last year, at an address in Cowdenbeath, he assaulted another woman by pushing her against a radiator to her injury.

Defence solicitor Chris Sneddon said then: “He found it distressing listening to her evidence. He couldn’t remember what had happened but accepted her evidence.

“His position had been that it didn’t happen but he found her evidence compelling.”

The solicitor added that alcohol played a significant part in his client’s life.

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a community payback order with 200 hours of unpaid work.