A Tullibody man, who assaulted his partner, has been jailed.

Barry Ross, 32, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court by video-link from prison.

He was being sentenced again for offences, having breached the community payback orders originally imposed.

On February 11, 2021, at an address in Tullibody, he assaulted his partner by repeatedly striking her on the head to her injury.

He also breached bail conditions by entering that street.

On August 23, 2022 at his home, he shouted, swore and acted aggressively.

He damaged property by throwing or pulling over white goods and furniture.

Depute fiscal Sarah Smith said the assault involved Ross and his partner having an argument after consuming alcohol together.

She went downstairs to the living room and Ross followed her. He then struck her twice on the face with the back of his hand.

Police were called and, when officers arrived, they saw the woman’s face was “sore and red”.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said: “They’re no longer in a relationship. It could be volatile and perhaps the separation is no bad thing.

“It was disgraceful behaviour and he puts it down to him taking ‘street valium’.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie pointed out that the court orders with unpaid work had been breached and Ross had also failed to engage with the Caledonian Programme for domestic offenders.

Ross was jailed for eight months.