A MAN has been put under the supervision of social workers for terrifying his former partner after Christmas.

Liam Moir, 29, previously admitted assaulting the woman, seizing her by the neck, compressing, punching her on the head, all to her injury between December 25 and 26 last year. He was a bail order from the month before the attack in Clydebank. The offence was aggravated by being against a partner or ex.

Appearing from custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on December 18, Moir was said to have been in a relationship with the woman for about 10 years and she frequently stayed at his then home in Singer Street.

Fiscal depute Danielle McGuinness said a verbal argument broke out during festive celebrations and the woman retreated to the bedroom.

Moir then said, “like father, like son”, which she took as a suggestion that she kill herself.

“He then lunged forward, grabbing her by the neck, choking her and punching her in the face,” said Ms McGuinness.

“Parents of the accused entered and removed him.

“She called her mother asking her to pick her up. She was in a distressed state and appeared to have bruising and swelling below the right eye.”

Police later arrested and charged Moir, now of Backmuir Road Drumchapel.

Defence solicitor Scott Adair said his client didn’t have much of a criminal record and had spent the preceding three weeks in custody for failing to appear at a previous court hearing.

Sheriff Frances McCartney told Moir: “If things are getting heated, just leave the house.

“I ask you to reflect how Christmas this year will be different.”

She imposed a community payback order requiring 140 hours of unpaid work in the community with 18 months.

A non-harassment order was not imposed.