A MAN has dodged jail after admitting to hitting a woman on the head with a bowl.

Derek Robert Wilson, of Glencairn Street in Saltcoats, pleaded guilty to two charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

Wilson assaulted the woman on September 2 last year at an address in Irvine. He threw a bowl, thereby striking her on the head and pushed her on the body to her injury.

Wilson, 32, appeared at same court on September 5 last year when he was granted bail.

But he then failed to appear at a court diet on October 18, having been given prior notice to attend.

Wilson was given a Community Payback Order requiring him to attend appointments for 12 months as an alternative to custody.