A DUNFERMLINE man turned up at the door of his ex-partner in the early hours of the morning and assaulted her.

Daniel Suttie, 45, of Gillie Court, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 25, at Inchgarvie Crescent, Dunfermline, he shouted, swore and assaulted his ex-partner by slapping her on the face repeatedly, seized her by the hair and pulled her towards a bed, to her injury.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the couple had been in a relationship which ended last year.

In the early hours of the morning, the woman was asleep in bed when she heard loud banging on the front door.

When she opened the door, Suttie was standing there and he went into the house.

“She asked him to leave but he refused, saying they needed to sort things out. He was being aggressive and she asked him to be quiet,” the depute continued.

“He then told her he hated her. She went to her bedroom and was followed by the accused. He became more aggressive and slapped her twice on the face.

“She panicked and called the police. He then grabbed her by the hair and pulled her forward on to the bed.”

When the police arrived, they found Suttie near to the property.

Suttie apologised to the officers and said: “All I did was slap her.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Suttie: “This court treats as extremely serious someone going to a lady’s house in the middle of the night then slapping her and pulling her hair.”

He called for reports and Suttie will be sentenced on September 16.