A WOMAN who was assaulted by her former partner at a venue in Prestwick has vowed she "won't be silenced" after suffering at his violent hands.

The 31-year-old, who asked not to be identified, met rapper Andrew Malcolmson at a house party in Clydebank in 2017, and ended up being in a relationship with him for nearly two years.

But what started out as a fairytale romance quickly turned into a nightmare for the young woman, who endured violent behaviour at the hands of her partner.

Several months into the relationship, the woman realised things were not what they seemed when she claimed she saw her then-boyfriend in a full-on fist fight - but there was more.

In December last year, Malcolmson, formerly of McCreery Street in Clydebank, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court where he pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in which he shouted, swore, and uttered offensive comments at his former home address.

He also admitted assaulting his then partner by pushing her on the body and causing her to strike to the ground at The Buf restaurant in Prestwick's Main Street in August 2019.

Malcolmson, formerly known as A-Macc, was part of a former Scottish hip-hop collective called Deadsoundz.

Reflecting on how the pair met, the victim said: “I love somebody who can walk into a room and command it through their personality, and he had that.

“He was the type of person I was looking for. While I didn’t really know him, the relationship was lovely.

"You aren’t looking at somebody’s phone or seeing constant messages from girls.

“I was with him while he was doing a lot of charity work, and he seemed like a decent person and campaigning for a topic that needed to be spoken about.

“I can’t tell you how wrong that impression was now."

In relation to the Prestwick incident, the court heard Malcolmson “took a disliking to an unknown male within”.

The woman told him to calm down, but he refused and instead pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground, before leaving the venue.

The woman said: "I can’t begin to explain how scary that man is. I knew from then that I was done.

"I couldn’t go on with this relationship. He always said he would change and he never did.”

The former rapper, now of Kelburn Oval, Paisley, £900.

However, no non-harassment order was imposed because of the length of time that had passed between the offence and the court hearing.

Reacting to the sentence, the victim said: "Obviously, I would have liked a harsher sentencing, but it means that what I have been through will stay on his record.

"The whole process has been nerve-wracking and exhausting, but it was the result I needed.

“I never thought I would be in this situation of domestic abuse, but I am and I will fight for others going through the same thing.”

Now she is hoping to raise awareness of the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS).

Known as 'Clare's Law', and referred to in England as the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, it enables people who think their partner may have a history of domestic violence to ask police whether the partner has been abusive in the past.

If someone thinks their partner may have a history of domestic violence, they can request information from the police or other agencies.

She added: “If someone reading this story takes one thing from this, then it would be to use the scheme.

"It could just save you or your loved one’s life.”

Call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 for free at any time, day or night.

For information about the DSDAS provisions see scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/domestic-abuse/