A woman suffered a terrifying ordeal when was attacked by her partner in Dunfermline.

She was punched and choked by 43-year-old Christopher Day, of James Street, Dunfermline.

After a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court he was found guilty.

He was convicted of a charge that on March 19 last year at his home he assaulted his then partner by punching her on the head, seized her by the throat and compressed it, restricting her breathing and kicked her on the body, all to her injury.

The 49-year-old victim, from Kirkcaldy, said Day was her partner at the time and she had been in his home the night the incident occurred.

They had been drinking together and Day was in a bad mood. He started shouting at her. She left the living room and went through to the bedroom.

Day had followed her into the bedroom and punched her to the eye before grabbing her by the throat.

She told the court: “I felt a lump starting to come up right away then he punched me again on the same eye. He grabbed my throat and I couldn’t breathe. I thought he wasn’t going to stop. He dragged me to the top of the bed by the throat.”

The woman was then dragged to the door and he put her outside.

Sheriff Allan Findlay found Day guilty. Sentencing was deferred for reports until June 19.