AN ALLOA man entered his ex-partner's car, grabbed her hair, punched her and bit her ear, leaving her bleeding.

Kurt Allan, of Wallace Street, has now been jailed for the "vicious" attack.

He appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court for sentencing last Thursday, May 11.

The 34-year-old admitted that on October 27, last year, at Argyll Place, Alloa, he assaulted his former partner by entering her car uninvited, seized her by the hair, repeatedly punched her on the head and bit her on the ear, to her injury.

Depute fiscal Rachel Wallace said the woman was driving her car when she saw Allan and he began approaching her car.

He was gesturing aggressively at her vehicle and moving towards it shouting: "You dirty cow."

He then got into the passenger's side of the car and grabbed the woman by the hair.

She felt blows to the top of her head and then Allan bit her ear causing it to bleed.

Members of the public intervened and chased Allan away.

Sheriff Neil Bowie commented on the attitude shown by Allan in the social work report, saying: "He seems to equivocate. One minute he's accepting what he's done, the next minute he's not."

Defence solicitor Charlotte Watt said: "Alcohol had been taken. That was his own decision and he accepts his actions have put him in a risky position."

Sheriff Bowie also noted Allan had already done the Caledonian Programme for domestic offenders, adding: "It hasn't had the desired effect."

The sheriff told Allan: "This was a vicious assault on your former partner and, in the report, there is a significant amount of victim-blaming as well as attempts to justify your actions.

"That indicates a lack of genuine remorse."

The sheriff pointed out it was Allan's fifth conviction for assault and the second assault to injury offence on the same woman.

He jailed Allan for 135 days and imposed a one-year non-harassment order