A woman had her wrist broken by her partner after being accused of an attraction to his son.
At Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday, 41-year-old Kenny McLaren of Old School Court, Findochty, had sentence deferred until May 30 for a background report.
He had admitted assaulting Clair Birkhead on July 25 last year in Cale House, Millburn Road, Inverness to her severe injury.
McLaren also pleaded guilty to breaching a special bail condition, prohibiting him from approaching or contacting Ms Birkhead.
The court was told that McLaren and Ms Birkhead were visiting his 24-year-old son, Andrew and all three had been drinking.
Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart said that police were initially called in response to a complaint about loud music.
But as soon as the officers had left Ms Birkhead went to one of the bedrooms to lie down.
Some time later, Mclaren came in and accused her of being attracted to his son, the court was told.
Mr Urquhart said: “An argument ensued which culminated with McLaren taking hold of her and pulling her from the bed onto the floor.
“A neighbour heard a female voice shout, ‘Ah, my arm!'”