A PREGNANT woman was assaulted and struck on the stomach by her abusive partner in Dunfermline.

As a result, 22-year-old Joshua McBeath appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

McBeath, of Swan Court, Methil, admitted that on December 25, 2019, and January 24, 2020, at an address in Dunfermline, he engaged in an abusive course of conduct towards his ex-partner, shouted, swore, punched her on the head to her injury and struck her on the stomach whilst she was pregnant.

Sheriff Charles Macnair called for reports and McBeath will be sentenced on July 20.