A MAN assaulted his partner after a boozy night staying at their caravan in Craig Tara.

William Martin, from Glasgow, pushed the woman with his forehead, slapped her on the face and repeatedly nipped her on the body on March 27.

The 26-year-old continued to terrorise his partner before another couple heard the commotion and ordered the thug to leave.

Fiscal Depute Ms Jo Cunningham told Ayr Sheriff Court last week:

“The morning of March 27 the complainer and the accused were returning to Craig Tara from an evening consuming alcohol and they continued to drink.

“While in the bedroom, an argument ensued and as a result of that argument the accused pushed her away using his forehead and thereafter slapped her on the face.

“The complainer tried to leave the bedroom and the accused proceeded to nip her on the body.

“It appears that the sound of the disturbance awoke a male who was sleeping in another bedroom and a female came into the bedroom and told the accused to leave.

Mr Brannigan: “It’s clear his actions were extreme. He’s expressed genuine remorse and regret.

“This has been a short sharp shock to him and resulted in him taking a step back from alcohol. His presentation today is extremely good and he has taken steps to address his issues.”

Sheriff John Montgomery ordered Martin to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work as an alternative to a court fine.

The sheriff warned him he would consider another sentence if he fails to do this.

Sheriff Montgomery said: “If you don’t do it then you’ll be subject to an alternative disposal.”