A SERIAL domestic abuser who put a lit cigarette out on his victim’s head has been jailed.

After being convicted of one attack, John Best went on to offend again with another partner under a year later.

The 58-year-old carried out the first assault at an address in Findlay Drive in Dennistoun, on May 25, 2015.

The thug assaulted his then partner by striking her on the head with a glass bottle and uttering threats of violence towards her.

He then presented a knife at her and repeatedly attempted to strike her on the body to her injury.

As a condition of his bail, he was ordered to not approach, contact or communicate with the victim, but defied this and approached the woman on several occasions between October 31 and November 12, 2015, including at The Snug and The Crown Creighton on Duke Street.

Under a year later, Best went on to attack another woman he was in a relationship with.

On April 25, 2016, at an address in Graham Square, he assaulted his partner by restraining her and butting her to the head, causing her to fall onto the bed.

He then repeatedly slapped the victim on the head, placed his fingers in her mouth to restrict her breathing and burned her on the head with a lit cigarette.

When the woman tried to get away from him, he pursued her, struggled with her and attempted to force her back to the property while threatening her.

Best was later found to be communicating with the victim of his first attack, and was found in her company at Glenlyon Caravan Park in May 2017.

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court from Barlinnie prison where he pleaded guilty to the attacks.

The court heard how his recollection of the events are very limited due to his alcohol consumption and that he finds it difficult to believe that he acted in the manner described to the court.

It was noted that one of his victims had visited him in prison several times a week since he was jailed for the offence.

Sheriff Alan MacKenzie sentenced Best to serve 975 days in prison and was made subject to a non-harassment order for each victim for two years and three years respectively.