Drunk man pushed woman through glass door

Livingston Sheriff Court heard Brooks' drunken attack knocked Patricia Steven out. Picture: Gordon McBrearty

Livingston Sheriff Court heard Brooks' drunken attack knocked Patricia Steven out. Picture: Gordon McBrearty

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A cowardly brute who pushed his partner through a plate glass door escaped jail on Friday.

Hill Brooks was ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work in the community within 12 months as an alternative to a prison sentence.

He was also put under social work supervision for two years to address his domestic abuse problems.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard Brooks’ drunken attack knocked Patricia Steven out and left her with deep slashes on her arms from the broken glass.

Defence lawyer Glenn Fraser claimed that Ms Steven wants to resume their relationship in spite of her partner’s violent tendencies.

Brooks, 44, of Fir Grove, Livingston, West Lothian, earlier pled guilty to assaulting Miss Steven in her home in Armadale on September 27 last year.

He also admitted causing her fear and alarm by repeatedly phoning and texting her and threatening her and her family with violence while on bail last December.

Defence lawyer Glenn Fraser said: “It’s been agreed that the push was deliberate but the consequences weren’t. She required stitches.”

He said: “He seems to have done enough to satisfy the complainer that there wont be any repetition of this kind of behaviour. She hopes to spend the rest of her life with him.”