A THUG who attacked his lover and threw a concrete slab into her family’s living room was jailed on Thursday for 22 months.

Robert Hepburn, 26, turned on his partner after being asked to leave her flat in Rutherglen.

Hepburn flew into a fit of rage and repeatedly punched the 22-year-old on the face last July.

He went to her family home weeks later and smashed the window before challenging a male resident to a fight.

Hepburn pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting his victim to her injury.

He also admitted culpable and reckless conduct and the unlawful possession of metal tools.

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC put Hepburn under supervision for 11 months after his release from prison.

A three-year non-harassment order was also granted stopping Hepburn contacting his former partner.

She said: “The sentence imposed is because of the nature of your record and the nature of the violence told before me.”

The court heard Hepburn initially refused to leave her flat before throwing her key away.

Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court Hepburn grabbed her hair and punched her on the face which made her nose bleed.

He made off to leave before returning and punching her repeatedly.

A 999 call was made and the victim was later found with dried blood on her chest, arm and nostrils.

Hepburn was spotted outside her family home also in Rutherglen by her mother while watching TV in the living room.

Other family members heard a loud noise and later found Hepburn with a large concrete slab and motioned to throw it at the window.

Mr Allan said: “They shouted don’t do it and then Hepburn throw the concrete at the window, breaking it.

“Those inside had to take action to avoid being hit by the concrete and broken glass.”

A male family member confronted Hepburn who produced a metal tool from behind his back.

Mr Allan added that Hepburn challenged him to a fight before the man fled back into the property.

Police later attended but were initially unable to trace Hepburn until he was arrested for a separate matter.

Hepburn also admitted stealing a Ford Transit van from a property in Rutherglen in April 2018.

Brian Lanigan, defending, told the court the relationship ended last July.