Tranent man Desmond Woods will return to court next month for sentencing after he admitted assaulting his partner.

Woods, 45, grabbed the woman by the arm and pushed her during a confrontation between the pair last year.

The Carlaverock Avenue resident was filmed on a mobile phone pushing the woman and a report of the incident was made to the police by an anonymous caller.

Woods pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault when he appeared in the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday.

The court heard Woods and the woman were at his home when “an argument ensued” at around 3.50pm on March 25 last year.

Fiscal depute Morgan Beattie said the pair left the property and were standing on a grassy area outside the home where two witnesses spotted Woods “grab” the woman “by the arm and push her”.

The incident was captured on video via mobile phone and police subsequently received an anonymous call reporting the incident.

Woods was then traced and when charged he told officers: “I never slapped her”.

His lawyer Simon Collins told the court that the woman “did not want to press charges” and that the phone footage showed his client “pushing her away” as they argued.

Mr Collins added the woman “seemed quite calm throughout”.

Sheriff Adrian Fraser deferred sentence to next month for social work reports to be prepared.