AN ALLOA man committed a "nasty" assault on his partner when he was heavily intoxicated, a court has heard.

Anthony Kerr, 27, of Drysdale Street, was sentenced at Alloa Sheriff Court last week, having admitted that on September 26 last year at Greenfield Street, Alloa, he assaulted his partner by pinning her to the ground and knelt on top of her.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said her client had been at a charity football match that day - an event he helped organise for the family of his friend, who had died at a young age.

"A considerable amount of alcohol was consumed afterwards and he was in a very intoxicated state," added the solicitor.

Sheriff Neil Bowie said: "This was an unpleasant incident from what I heard on a previous occasion."

Depute fiscal Ann Orr said: "His partner believes it was a one-off incident albeit a nasty one."

Sheriff Bowie told Kerr: "It was indeed a nasty incident involving your partner. A member of the public called the police being so concerned and disturbed by your conduct."

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.