AN AYR man has admitted hurling a stream of foul-mouthed abuse at his partner during a row over a dog.

Thomas Young, 37, appeared for sentencing Kilmarnock Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting and swearing, and making derogatory remarks towards the woman over a period of several hours.

The offence was committed in Carmel Avenue in Bonnyton, Kilmarnock on January 7, while Young, of Oakwood Avenue, Dalmilling, was the subject of a bail order imposed for a previous offence.


The procurator fiscal depute told the court: "They had been in a relationship for about 11 months. At 3pm on the afternoon the accused attended her address.

"They had a discussion about a dog who had been left at the house. His partner no longer wanted the dog to remain in the property.

"The accused became argumentative for two to three hours.

"At 6pm the argument escalated and he continued to make derogatory remarks. He called her a ‘fat slag, ugly and a bad mother’."

Young left the scene at that point, but a child contacted police and the accused was traced nearby.

Sentence had been deferred following Young's guilty plea for a background social work report, which the sheriff dealing with the case said was a positive one. 

Sheriff Laura Mundell told Young: “I am concerned. You are building up quite a set of previous convictions for domestic abuse. The court takes this very seriously.

“You have received a good report and I will continue consideration of whether or not I make you the subject of a non-harassment order."

Young's bail was continued until a later date for further social work reports. 

A special condition added to Young's bail order prevents him from having any contact with the victim of his abusive comments.