A BARRHEAD man has been locked up after he admitted subjecting his partner to a five-month reign of terror.

Stuart Fulton, 35, battered Janet McDougall, as well as repeatedly spitting on her face.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard that Fulton attacked Miss McDougall at her home in Love Street, Paisley, on April 22 last year by hitting her on the head with an Xbox controller.

A few weeks later, he carried out the worst of the attacks – raining punches on his victim after pinning her down on her bed.

Sobbing and terrified, Miss McDougall rolled herself up into a ball to try to protect herself from her partner of 10 years.

But callous Fulton, of Newton Avenue, ordered her to look him in the eye as he beat her, telling her: “Turn around and look up – you’re getting it.”

Fulton was arrested and charged for the offence and given special bail conditions banning him from approaching or contacting Miss McDougall.

But after agreeing a plea deal with prosecutors, the grovelling dad breached them by sending her flowers in a bid to apologise for his actions.

The details emerged this week when Fulton appeared in the dock at court.

He was due to go on trial over the offences but struck a deal with prosecutors which saw him pleading guilty after a charge of abduction and imprisonment was reduced to assault.

Fulton admitted assault, threatening or abusive behaviour and breaking bail conditions.