A woman told police she thought she would black out as her partner seized her by the neck in their Inverness home.
Sentence had been deferred last month on 46-year-old Leighton Griffiths at Inverness Sheriff Court for a background report after he admitted a charge of assault.
Yesterday, he appeared before Sheriff Gary Aitken who was told that the couple had been in a relationship for more than 10 years.
Fiscal depute Rowena Carlton said they began to argue and Griffiths, of Island Bank Road, Inverness, seized her by the neck on January 6 in the Rosehaugh Road property.
He pushed her against the wall and repeatedly punched her on the face. “It continued for about 10 minutes before she was able to contact police. She said she felt like she was going to black out while she was seized by the neck.”
Griffiths was ordered to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work and to remain under social work supervision for 18 months.