A HADDINGTON man who assaulted his partner has been warned about his future behaviour.

David Morley acted in an aggressive manner towards the woman before he pushed her on the body.

Morley, 41, had previously admitted the offence when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last year and sentence had been deferred for six months for the accused to stay out of trouble.

The bank worker returned to the dock last Friday, where Sheriff Matthew Auchincloss was told that there had been no more incidents involving Morley since his last court appearance.

Solicitor Angela Craig said that the relationship between her client, of Lydgait, and the woman was “way better now” than it had been at the time of the incident, which took place in July last year.

Ms Craig said that the couple worked together within the same banking organisation and that he had “apologised” to her for his outburst.

Sheriff Auchincloss, who was previously told that Morley was attending counselling following the incident, said “I’m very glad to hear that” and decided to admonish Morley on the charge.

Morley pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, adopting an aggressive manner and pushing his partner on the body at his home address on July 3 last year.