A COUNTY man left his partner with an injury which required hospital treatment after he attacked her with a beer can.

Alexander Irvine assaulted the woman by kicking her to the head and body during the incident at a property at Queens Avenue, Haddington, in November 2022.

Irvine, 31, caused the woman to fall to the ground before striking her to the head with the beer can, causing her to lose consciousness.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told that the attack left the victim requiring hospital treatment where she had to have stitches inserted to a head wound.

Irvine pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault on indictment at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Wednesday.

Prosecutors agreed to delete the terms “repeatedly strike her in the body”, “repeatedly stamp on her head” and “repeatedly kick her on the head” from the charge.

Sheriff Alistair Noble agreed to continue Irvine’s bail and deferred sentence to March 6.

Irvine admitted assaulting his partner at a property at Queens Avenue in Haddington on November 13, 2022.

The offence was committed while Irvine, of Brierbush Road, Macmerry, had been granted bail at the same court on March 21, 2022.

The offence was said to have been committed under Section 1 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 and was aggravated by the abuse of his partner.