A man who tried to throttle his girlfriend, then smother her with bedding, is behind bars.

Alan Kennaway assaulted and repeatedly threatened her during a campaign of terror.

Kennaway, whose address is listed as HMP Barlinnie, appeared from custody at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

The 23-year-old pled guilty to seven charges. He denied five others but was found guilty after trial.

Kennaway was found guilty of assaulting his then-girlfriend on various occasions between January 1, 2015, and November 30, 2015, at an address in West Kilbride.

He repeatedly pushed her on the body, placed his hands around her throat and restricted her breathing, pinned her against a wall and stuck her face against a door frame.

He also, in the presence of children, forced her arm behind her back and repeatedly spat on her face.

By December 2017, Kennaway was no longer in a relationship with the woman. He repeatedly sent photographs of her in an intimate situation to another man.

He also behaved in a threatening manner towards her and a male companion on December 17 on a train at Largs. He challenged the man to a fight and knocked a hot drink, which hit the pair and a pram containing a child.

In April, Kennaway breached a bail condition prohibiting him from entering his ex-girlfriend’s West Kilbride home. He then repeatedly pushed and punched her on the body, placed bedding over her head and held it there so that her breathing was restricted.

The following day, Kennaway followed the woman and her friend while brandishing a bottle. He shouted and swore at them and broke a car window.

Kennaway also kicked two women in Largs in April.

Sentence was deferred until October 2. He was remanded in custody.