A MAN has admitted attacking his partner with a knife in Sauchie earlier this year.

Mark Snaddon lunged at the woman, cutting her finger and the inside of her right hand, at an address on Branshill Park on May 16.

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to the assault at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Tuesday, July 28.

Prosecutor Michael Maguire said Snaddon's partner had been at a friend's home on the night in question, while he was looking after children.

At around 11pm, he went searching for her, and arrived at his partner's friend's house only to be told he wasn't allowed in.

In response, Snaddon booted the door which swung back and hit his partner her in the face – knocking her over too.

He then came inside the property and started arguing with everyone inside.

At some point during this, he presented a knife at his partner, and Mr Maguire said: "He lunged towards her.

"This coincided with her putting her hand up to protect herself, [and the blade] struck her on the hand."

Snaddon then left and police were called, and found the knife outside the property when they arrived.

A medical examination subsequently showed his partner suffered "bruising to the face from being struck with the door, and a superficial cut to her finger and the inside of her right hand".

When he was arrested, Snaddon said: "How could I have a knife when I was looking after kids?"

Appearing in court via video link on Tuesday, Snaddon, a prisoner at HMP Low Moss, also confirmed he was pleading guilty to a charge of abusive behaviour and another of possessing a weapon in public.

Both those charges also relate to the incident on May 16.

Solicitor Grazia Robertson asked for background reports to be prepared before any sentence was passed, and said there was a "mental health background" the court should be informed of.

Sheriff Christopher Shead said reports would be necessary, and said that given the nature of the offences it "would not be appropriate" to grant Snaddon bail.

The case will call again later in August.