A MAN has been given a slap on the wrist after he admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive fashion towards his partner at their Helensburgh home.

Perparim Tahiraj, 48, was admonished and dismissed at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to shouting and swearing at the woman and damaging her mobile phone by bending it during an incident at a property in Maitland Court on July 29 last year.

Tahiraj was on bail at the time of the offence, having been granted it twice at the same court - on May 15, 2017, and April 6, 2018.

The offence carried a statutory aggravation because it involved his partner or ex-partner.

Kenny McGowan, defending, said Tahiraj had had a number of cases hanging over him for some months – but said the last of those was due to reach a conclusion with a sentencing hearing on February 28.

Mr McGowan said: “The scope for him getting into further trouble is now somewhat reduced.

“He is currently living separately from his wife. The case which is due to call for sentence on February 28 is the one which gave rise to everything else.”

Tahiraj was previously made the subject of a bail order banning him from entering any farmland or field in Argyll and Bute, or in neighbouring West Dunbartonshire, in connection with a separate case involving charges of mistreatment of animals.

But he breached that order on September 4 last year, when he was found in a field near Blairvadach House in Shandon, and was ordered to carry out unpaid work as a punishment.

Mr McGowan said Tahiraj had been in no further trouble since October 4 last year, and added: "His horses are no longer in the field."

Sheriff John Hamilton said: “In the circumstances I will draw a line under this case.”