A THUG who assaulted his pregnant ex-lover and later claimed it was like a wrestling match was jailed on Thursday for 16 months.

Steven Armour, 43, turned on the victim as she didn’t “leave him alone” in May this year.

Armour pounced after he breached a court order not to go near the mum-to be, who was 12 weeks pregnant.

He pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault to the woman's injury and the order breach.

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC put Armour under supervision after his release from prison for eight months.

A one year non-harassment order stopping contact between the pair was also granted.

Sheriff Johnston said: “This was appalling and is a horrible thought to think of someone pregnant being punched repeatedly and you will be punished for that and it will be imprisonment.”

The court heard the victim had called her sister earlier that day to say she was leaving her partner of four years.

The woman’s sister and relatives of Armour’s later attended his home in Possilpark.

Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court that the pair were found arguing with Ms Watson injured.

She initially claimed it was her fault as she threw a glass at him.

Mr Allan said: “While waiting on police to attend Armour’s cousin spoke to him who stated that it was ‘like a wresting match’.

“He said that [the victim] doesn’t leave him alone and admitted that they had been fighting and snapped.”

There was also smashed crockery on the floor.

Armour was found to be in breach of his non-harassment order against Ms Watson.

She later claimed that Armour was dangerous and would kill her after being released from jail.

Mr Allan said: “[The victim] stated he ‘had kept punching down on her’ and that he had ‘uppercutted’ her.

“Once on the ground, he repeatedly punched her head and body.”

She had two black eyes, bruising to her jaw as well and a swollen forehead.

Armour claimed to police he was defending himself.

Calum Weir, defending, said Armour, who has previous domestic assault convictions, was unaware the woman was pregnant at the time.