A DUMBARTON man has admitted a campaign of terror against his ex lasting for seven months.

Arron Mills, of Glencairn Road, Brucehill, pleaded guilty at the town’s sheriff court on July 21 to months of harassment of his former partner.

The charge stated that between April 8 and November 15, 2020 at a property in Dumbarton and elsewhere, Mills engaged in a course of conduct which was abusive of his partner or ex.

He repeatedly called her names and made derogatory and degrading remarks towards her.

He used his body weight to restrain her against the kitchen worktop and repeatedly threatened to assault her if she phoned the police.

He grabbed her by the head and neck and restrained her on a bed, followed her when she fled the house with her children in an attempt to get help, and dragged her back to the property.

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty in front of Sheriff Frances McCartney, who said a written narrative of exactly what Mills did would be needed so social workers could fully assess him ahead of sentencing.

Two days later a narrative was presented to Sheriff John Hamilton, but was not read out in open court.

Sheriff Hamilton deferred sentence further to August 27, when it is expected that full details of Mills’ behaviour will be read out by the prosecution.