Alexander Montgomery jailed for abusing former partners
A man who bullied and physically abused two former partners has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Alexander Montgomery admitted hitting and threatening Nadine Wilkinson between July 2005 and October 2007.
The 34-year-old, from Ayr, also admitted abusing Lianne Bradley between January 2011 and March 2014.
At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Matthews also banned Montgomery from approaching or making contact with either woman.
The judge told him: "You made these women's lives a misery during the time you were in a relationship with them."
The court heard that during his relationship with Ms Wilkinson, Montgomery would shout, swear and punch walls and smash furniture.
He also flung her onto the floor, seized her hair, punched her and pinned her against a wall holding her throat.
The contact and abusive messages continued until she moved away in October 2007.
The court was also told that Montgomery attacked Ms Bradley when she was six or seven months pregnant.
The victim ended up on the ground with Montgomery punching her repeatedly on the head.
During their relationship he would smash up phones and lose his temper when they argued and shout and swear, grab her and throw items about and punch holes in doors.
Defence counsel Susan Duff told the court: "Sometimes some people just shouldn't be together. His behaviour was the result of immaturity and sexual jealousy."