A Bowhill man attacked his former partner by grabbing her by the throat.

Scott Brennan, 41, of Kirkburn Drive, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that on November 25 at an address in Bowhill, he assaulted his partner by seizing her by the throat and pushing her to the sofa.

Defence solicitor Peter Robertson said his client was remorseful and the incident occurred after the break-up of a relationship which has lasted more than 20 years.

Sheriff Allan Findlay told Brennan: “You have a record of violence and this is another conviction of violence.”

He imposed a five-month restriction of liberty order and a one-year non-harassment order.