A DUNFERMLINE teenager who attacked his pregnant girlfriend by kicking and punching her has been sentenced to 13 months in custody.

The assault was carried out by serial offender Reigh Braidwood, 19, of Shields Road, who appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He was sentenced for a catalogue of crimes going back to 2016. He had been given the chance of community-based orders, which he then breached.

Braidwood previously admitted violence against his partner committed on May 20 last year at an address in Dundee.

He shouted, swore and made abusive remarks repeatedly towards his then partner, who was pregnant. He then assaulted her by kicking her on the head and body. He also assaulted her by throwing a remote control at her.

Braidwood further admitted that having been granted bail at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on August 3 not to contact her, he breached this condition on September 12 by sending social media messages.

Braidwood was also sentenced for a list of previous offences.

On February 4, 2016, at an address in Dunfermline, he assaulted a 14-year-old boy by punching him on the head and body.

On November 7, 2016, at an address in Dunfermline, he shouted, uttered offensive remarks and acted aggressively towards his partner.

On August 27, 2017 at an address in Dunfermline, he repeatedly shouted, swore and threw household items.

On April 1 last year at Wardlaw Street, Cowdenbeath, he acted aggressively, made aggressive gestures, shouted and made a threat of violence.

On May 11, he breached a bail condition not to enter Cowdenbeath.

Braidwood is currently in custody in respect of other allegations.

Sheriff James MacDonald sent Braidwood to the young offenders’ institute for 13 months.