A 32-year-old Jedburgh man who spat in the face of his partner has been jailed for five months at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Craig Stevens pleaded guilty to carrying out the assault on the woman at her home in West Myrecroft in Ancrum on August 31.

He also admitted shouting and swearing and making abusive remarks.

Depute fiscal Erin Illand said Stevens of Bongate had a history of domestic violence.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said the relationship was now over.

Sheriff Peter Paterson back-dated the jail sentence to May 22 when Stevens was first taken into custody in connection with the matter.

A two-year non-harassment order was also imposed.