A man who hit a family member in the head with a bin during a Christmas Day attack has been jailed for eight months.
Ross Tappenden grabbed his victim by the neck and slapped her during the festive rampage at a property last year.
He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and pled guilty to assault and assault to injury.
Tappenden, of no fixed abode, also admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by uttering homophobic remarks at officers at Kittybrewster police station on December 25 last year.
Defence agent Ian Woodward-Nutt said Tappenden had been released from jail the day before and had been drinking at the time.
Sheriff Kenneth Stewart said: “These are unpleasant offences against your family on Christmas Day.
“This is extremely serious.”