A MAN has been caged after assaulting his ex-wife.

Alexander Sayers, of Lamont Crescent in Cumnock, admitted punching and headbutting his ex-wife on June 8 at their home address – he also admitted attempting to bite an officer at Kilmarnock Police Office.

The 28-year-old appeared before Sheriff John Montgomery at Ayr Sheriff Court last week.

The court heard how Sayers and his wife had been in a relationship for seven years and were ‘no strangers’ to the court.

Depute Fiscal, Amanda Allan, explained: “The complainer and the accused have been married for four years. At around 10am, the complainer was with a friend in the locus – the accused was upstairs.

“The complainer noted that the accused became unwell due to his diabetes.

“The accused asked the complainer to leave the bedroom which she refused. She then did leave to the living room were the other witness was sitting. The accused followed her and punched her to the body and attempted to grab her.

“The complainer told the witness to contact the police – officers attended.”

Speaking on his behalf, defence solicitor Colin Adams, said: “The relationship can only be described as dysfunctional. He was suffering from number of popular drugs and [become] unwell as a result.”

It is understood that Sayers found out about his ex-wife ‘having an affair’.

Mr Adams added: “He would have it that the complainer punched him first and he reacted poorly.

“The relationship is at an end. She has now moved on with a man that she was having an affair with, who she is now engaged too.”

Sheriff Montgomery commented: “You have got three pages of previous convictions, all related to domestic concepts – custody is your only option.”

Sayers was sentenced to six months in prison, dated back to June 7.