A WOMAN burned by her lover may have been put on a roasting hot cooker ring by the thug, a court heard.

William Stevenson and the 24-year-old had a bust-up at his home in North Drumry.

The woman ended up unconscious and had no memory of her ordeal at the hands of the 34-year-old – but she was found naked and bleeding outside the flat by a passer-by.

Her string of injuries including a large burn on her bottom.

A judge was told yesterday how a burn mark 20x15cm was “consistent” with being placed on a cooker.

Stevenson now faces a lengthy jail term after he pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger of life.

The thug – who has 52 previous convictions – also admitted taking hundreds of photos of his victim while she was naked and unconscious.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the woman planned to leave Stevenson after a row last July 21.

Stevenson, whose address was given as Peel View, apologised and begged her not to leave him.

Prosecutor Liam Ewing said the woman eventually went into the living room but had “no further memory” of what occurred that night.

A visitor to the tower block the next morning found the victim sprawled near a lift, he said, naked and bleeding from the mouth.

By the time police appeared, she was gone from the spot but she was eventually found unconscious in Stevenson’s home.

Mr Ewing said: “He said that she had been fighting with junkies at the flat.”

The woman was rushed to hospital. Stevenson was not initially held by police.

The victim had “multiple” cuts and bruises as well as the large burn, which has left her scarred for life.

She was also treated for pneumonia before being able to leave hospital days later.

The court heard Stevenson was eventually arrested after a hammer at his flat was found to have the woman’s blood on it. Medics believe the “blunt force” injuries could have been caused by such a weapon.

A specialist burns unit was asked to examine the mark on the victim’s buttock.

The hearing was told it was “consistent with contact with a solid heated surface”.

The unit was shown photos of Stevenson’s electric cooker and concluded the injury could have been caused by her being “placed” on it.

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It emerged Stevenson had tried to pawn his phone after initially being released by police.

The mobile was soon seized – and a total of 327 photos and 86 videos of the woman, taken on the day of the attack, were found.

The court heard she was “naked, in a state of undress and unconscious” in many of them.

Mr Ewing added: “She confirmed that she had never consented... or was aware of any of the images being taken.”

Stevenson pleaded guilty to a charge under the Sexual Offences Act in connection with the images.

Lord Woolman remanded him in custody as sentencing was deferred for reports until next month.

Previous convictions and jail terms imposed at Dumbarton Sheriff Court show Stevenson would have been released from prison shortly before the attack on July 21.