A WOMAN ran from a car after being assaulted by her partner as she drove through Cowdenbeath.

The offence was committed by Oliver Anderson who then pursued his partner in the car as she ran away.

Oliver Anderson, 26, formerly of Netherton Gardens, Kelty and currently living in Buckhaven, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 25 at Bridge Street, Cowdenbeath, he assaulted his partner by repeatedly seizing hold of her and pursuing her in a car when she ran away.

Depute fiscal, Alistair McDermid, said: “At about 11pm the complainer was driving in a car in Cowdenbeath and the accused was in the passenger seat.

“An argument started and he was shouting at her. She said she wanted to get out of the car. She opened the door and he grabbed her left arm.

“She managed to kick the door open and both got out the car. She was scared because of his behaviour and she ran away. He chased after her, grabbing her arms.”

Anderson then got into the car and began pursuing her as she ran off.

Defence solicitor, Ian Beatson, said: “She was learning to drive and he was supervising her driving.”

The argument was over suspicions Anderson had about his partner being involved with someone else.

The incidents where his client was grabbing and pursuing his partner were “a ham-fisted attempt to apologise”, said the lawyer. “He’s learned his lesson,” he added.

Sheriff Chris Shead deferred sentence until August 28 for Anderson to be of good behaviour.