A MAN has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after being found guilty of grabbing his partner by the throat.

Jamie Christie denied three charges but was found guilty after a trial last month at Alloa Sheriff Court.

The charges against him state that between January 3 and January 7 of this year, at an address on Paton Court, Alloa, the accused assaulted his partner by pushing her on to a chair, punch her on the head and push her on the body.

He then “repeatedly seized her by the throat” and by her hair, pulled her by her hair before seizing her by throat and restricting her breathing. He then repeatedly punched her on the body.

A charge from those same dates also says that he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and throwing an air freshener at a door and punching a wall.

Then on January 8 at Alloa Police Office, Christie was found to have a knife on his possession.

Liam Robertson, representing the 21-year-old, simply told the court that these offences happened within a day of one another.

Sheriff David Mackie sentenced Christie, of Lomond Court, to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work and to undertake a year’s supervision with a requirement to engage with psychiatric services.