A MAN has been jailed for an assault in a North Queensferry hotel.

Jamie Porteous, 23, had gone to the Double Tree by Hilton with his then girlfriend to celebrate his birthday, however, after a night drinking, things turned sour and he kicked his victim in the face after accusing her of texting other men.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, he had earlier admitted that on October 19, at the Double Tree by Hilton, he assaulted his then partner by kicking her on the head, seizing her by the hair and pulling her by the hair, all to her injury.

He also behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, uttering abusive remarks and damaging a mobile phone belonging to her.

The court heard that guests in a neighbouring room were woken up by a female screaming and a man shouting in a threatening manner.

When police gained access to the room, the woman's nose was swollen and bleeding and there were clumps of hair on the floor and traces of blood on walls, the carpet, bedding and furniture.

Defence agent Alexander Flett said Porteous, of Captain's Drive, Edinburgh, had "very little recollection" of what had taken place.

"He was significantly under the influence of alcohol," he said. "Both parties had had a significant amount of drink."

Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Porteous for eight months. He told him: "I do not consider that, for kicking a woman in the face against this background with your record, anything other than a custodial sentence is appropriate."