A TEENAGER who pushed his then pregnant partner to the ground and later turned up at her door with a large saw at 3am went “off the rails”, in the words of his lawyer.

The 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, admitted assaulting his partner by pushing her on the body and causing her to fall over while she was carrying the unborn child.

The teenager, who currently lives in Prestwick, also admitted behaving aggressively by repeatedly kicking a door and then smashing a glass panel during the incident in Drongan on July 3.

Having gained access to the premises he then shouted and swore and threw items around the property.

He also admitted repeatedly striking his head off a police van cell while spitting and kicking the door and assaulting a police officer by grabbing her by the body.

The boy faced a second complaint of causing fear and alarm by later turning up at his partner’s address in Drongan with the saw in the early hours of the morning.

The procurator fiscal depute said: “On July 9 at11.30pm she received a Facebook message from the accused requesting to speak – breaching his bail in doing so. The accused was able to see she had seen them.

“She went to bed at 1.45am and at 3.15am awoke to bangs on the door. The accused was in possession of a large wood saw.

“She contacted police who attended and he was arrested.”

The youngster also admitted later breaching bail conditions by not being in his address between 7pm-7am on July 16 as well as removing his electronic tag.

When he returned to court on Tuesday, September 6, the teen’s defence solicitor told the court his client had “been trying his best to get his life back together” after having gone “off the rails”.

The sheriff said: “In a very short time you have amassed these convictions. You know this will stay with you and dog you for the rest of your life.”

The accused was put on a structured deferred sentence for six months, with a review to take place in December.