A MAN called his partner a ‘tramp’ and struck her on the head after she declined to send him taxi money when he was out drinking with friends.

Stephen Brown, 38, admitted threatening behaviour and assault at his address in Glencairn Road, Ayr before returning to court for sentencing last week [Thursday, July 28].

The Procurator Fiscal depute said: “On the evening of June 29 Mr Brown left the property to go drinking with friends.

“On June 30. his partner received call asking for taxi money. She refused to transfer to him.

“Later after 3pm Mr Brown returned home and made his way into kitchen – and argument broke out

“He started shouting that the relationship was over . In the course of the arguing he called her a ‘tramp’ and a ‘whore’. He then threw his phone off the wall smashing it.

The court heard his partner was afraid and backed onto a fridge. Brown then struck her before he was arrested.

The fiscal depute added: “When formally cautioned and charged he replied ‘I’m so sorry’.”

Brown’s solicitor told the court he pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and would accept any order.

Brown was placed under a supervision for 12 months, after the sheriff told him the woman had every right to feel safe in her own home.