A MAN has been put behind bars after an Ayrshire crime spree which included a viscious assault on his partner.

Daniel Fewtrell was handed two jail terms following a pair of incidents which took place earlier this year.

First, the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to three charges which included stealing a motor vehicle from Witchknowe Road in Kilmarnock on March 3.

He then drove this vehicle at the same address, as well as on Busbiehead in Irvine and elsewhere, while not insured to do so.

Court papers also state that Fewtrell was found to be in possession of two knives on Busbiehead - without reasonable excuse or lawful authority.

These incidents - which were committed while Fewtrell was on bail granted at Paisley Sheriff Court in February and Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in July of 2022 - saw the Kilmarnock man handed a three-month prison term.

Fewtrell also faced two further charges for an horrific incident involving his then partner on May 19 of this year - while he was also on bail for the incident in March.

On that day Fewtrell, of Morris Crescent, admitted that he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause her fear or alarm at an address on Byrehill Road in Kilwinning.

Court papers state that he did so by shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner towards her.

While at this same address, Fewtrell also admitted a brutal assault on his then partner.

Papers state that he seized her on the body and by the hair, and then dragged her down a flight of stairs.

He then punched and kicked her on the head and body, and repeatedly struck her on the body with a metal pole.

Fewtrell also seized her by the throat, and applied pressure, all of which caused his then partner injury.

As he was sentenced at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week, Fewtrell was placed on a three-year non-harassment order, and a further nine months was added to his previous prison sentence.