A MUSSELBURGH man has been placed on supervision and ordered to carry out unpaid work after biting, punching and spitting at his partner.

Daniel Knox, of Burns Wynd, grabbed the woman by the neck and spat in her face during an attack at an address in Whitecraig in May 2020.

Knox also grabbed the woman by the hair, threw her to the ground and placed her in a headlock.

He was then said to have sat astride the woman before punching and biting her to the face and repeatedly seizing her by the throat.

The 21-year-old admitted the assault during an appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court earlier this year and he returned to the dock for sentencing last Tuesday.

Knox also pleaded guilty to further charges of damaging household items, causing them to break, and to throwing condiments about the property.

Knox also admitted resisting arrest at Salters Road in Wallyford after police had been called out to deal with him.

Sheriff Wendy Sheehan told Knox that he would be placed under the supervision of the local authority’s social work department for the next 12 months.

The sheriff said that as part of the order, he would have to attend anger management and impulse control sessions.

Knox will also have to complete 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Knox admitted assaulting the woman, behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and resisting police arrest, all on May 17, 2020.