Ashley Gebbie had given birth just three weeks earlier when boyfriend Alan Crozier came home and attacked her in the early hours of the morning. Her devastated family posted shocking pictures of her injuries on social media to shame the thug.
A family source said : “What kind of guy does this to a tiny 6st girl three weeks after giving birth by Caesarean section?”
Crozier is facing jail after he admitted seizing Ashley by the hair, pushing her to the ground, punching her head and grabbing her by the neck at their Wishaw home.
He only stopped beating the mum when she picked up their baby daughter.
Last month, Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that Crozier, who had been in a relationship with Ashley for 13 months, left for work at 9am on July 17 but did not return home until about 2.30am the next day.
When Ashley, who had been very worried, asked Crozier, 33, where he had been, he flew off the handle and started attacking her.
Fiscal depute Callum Forsyth told the court that Ashley, fearing for her life, bit Crozier and ran from the bedroom into the living room, where she picked up the baby in a desperate bid to stop the beating.
She called police and Crozier left, saying he wouldn’t be coming back and that he would kill himself.
He was arrested a few days later at a relative’s home in Glasgow. Crozier, who was remanded in custody, is due to be sentenced for the assault this month.