A DAD who dragged his partner down the street has been jailed for 11 months for his "outrageous" behaviour.

Andrew Gillies also threatened a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene to stop the woman from being assaulted.

A month later, he was then found breaking his bail conditions by going to his partner's home.

Sheriff Alastair Brown said: "It is absolutely unacceptable that in Dunfermline in the 21st century that any man should grab a woman by the hair and when she objects, he puts her in a headlock and drag her down the street.

"That is completely outrageous behaviour."

Gillies, 38, of Kirklands, Dunfermline, previously admitted that on October 23, at an address in Dunfermline, he assaulted a female and seized her by the hair and pulled her by it and seized her by the neck and placed her in a headlock whereby he dragged her along the street.

Also, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he shouted, swore and uttered threats of violence towards a male when he intervened to stop him further assaulting the female.

And, having been granted bail on October 24 on condition that he did not approach or attempt to approach the female, he did, on November 29, at an address in Dunfermline, fail to comply by contacting the female.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that when Gillies breached his bail, he attended at the home address of the complainer at about 1.30pm.

The woman was at home with her five-year-old child and was awaiting an appointment so told the accused to go away.

However, Gillies continued to go back to the home throughout the day.

At 5pm, he was told to leave again by the complainer who reminded him there were bail conditions in place and she would call the police.

She rang them at about 9.50pm and he was traced in the area.

Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said her client was "extremely anxious" as everything in a report was negative in its terms.

She said she had told him that he would have to have a different attitude if he were given a community-based sentence.

Sheriff Brown said to Ms Buist: "It appears to me that this is a man that controls the relationship and isolates the lady to assert his control.

"The report reads that he isolates her to improve his own self-esteem and he has low empathy for his victim."

Ms Buist said: "It does not appear to be like that when I spoke to him and he does not speak ill of the complainer.

"He would like for everyone's life to go back to how it was before these incidents."