A THUG who viciously assaulted his lover in a row over his messy flat has been jailed for 16 months.

Lionel Vukomba, 32, turned on his partner at the property in Glasgow’s Maryhill on December 9, 2019.

Vukomba choked and repeatedly punched her after he came back from a night out and found his flat in a mess.

The terrified victim was later discovered by police officers outside the flat in her underwear.

Vukomba pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault.

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Sheriff Paul Crozier granted a three-year non-harassment order restricting Vukomba's contact with the victim.

An earlier hearing was told the pair were at separate nights out with his partner returning home first and going to bed.

Prosecutor John Bedford said: “Vukomba returned about 3.30am and was unhappy about the general condition of his flat.

“The flat was in a general untidy state with numerous boxes sitting around.

“He woke her up and an argument started between them.”

Vukomba grabbed his partner by the ankles while she was lying in bed.

Mr Bedford said that Vukomba became angry and grabbed her by the neck and the hair causing some of her braids to fall out.

Vukomba's partner pleaded with him to stop the assault, but he carried on punching her on the head and body.

A 999 call was made by the victim who screamed down the phone for officers to attend.

Mr Bedford said: “Vukomba placed his hands around her neck and compressed it which restricted her breathing.

“There was a short struggle which caused Vukomba's to fall down the stairs.

“Police attended and found her in the street wearing only her underwear.

“The weather conditions that morning were cold.”

Vukomba was arrested and told officers that she had come at him first.

The victim was taken to hospital meantime suffering from minor face and chest injuries.