A KELTY man who struggled with his step-son and behaved in a threatening manner towards his former partner has appeared in Court.

Gary Fisher argued with his former partner for several hours before matters came to a head when he struggled with his step-son who was trying to protect his mother.

Fisher, 37, previously admitted that February 3, at an address in Kelty, that he did behave in a threatening and abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did shout, swear, scream, adopt an aggressive stance, refuse to allow his partner to get up from the sofa and struggle with her son.

Depute fiscal, Alex Piper, told Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday that Fisher and his former partner had been in a relationship for three years.

"His partner found him in the kitchen smoking a cigarette late at night at their home address. He began to shout saying his partner didn't listen to him and walked out of the room and continued to shout loudly", she said.

"This was overheard by the partner's son who was listening to music at the time. At 2am more screaming and shouting was heard coming from the living room and the argument had been going on since midnight.

"The partner was sitting on the sofa and Fisher sat beside her and refused to stop putting his hands around her when she asked him to stop. She was upset and her son came down at this point to protect his mother.

"The victim said to her son, "Get Garry away from me" and then struggled with Fisher. His injuries resulted in a bloodshot eye."

Defence solicitor, Sarah Meehan, said this was the first time Fisher's relationship with his former partner had brought him to Court.

Sheriff Valerie Johnston imposed a community payback order of 12 months supervision.