A COWDENBEATH man who told his partner he had no "qualms about bursting a lassie" has been ordered to perform 135 hours of unpaid work.

The couple had been drinking with neighbours when Neil Lynch became aggressive, causing enough concern for witnesses to call the police.

He also appeared in Court for breaching the terms of bail by contacting the woman, causing her to set off her personal attack alarm.

Lynch, 33, of Broad Street, previously admitted that on May 6 at the same address he did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did shout, swear, act in an aggressive manner towards his partner, utter offensive remarks and threats of violence, struggle with her and kick a gate.

Also, being an accused person and having been granted bail on May 9 and being the subject to the condition that he did not enter an address in Dunfermline and approach or contact or attempt to approach or contact his partner any way, did between May 26 and June 5 approach and contact his partner.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that an argument broke out between Lynch and a neighbour.

He then took his partner down a path and there was a struggle between the two.

He was heard shouting, "I have no qualms about bursting a lassie".

After kicking a garden gate, neighbours contacted the police.

Defence solicitor, Gordon Martin, advised the Court that the relationship had come to an end.

Sheriff Simon Collins also placed Lynch on a two-year supervision order where he will have to partake in a domestic abuse work programme.

He warned: "A custodial sentence will be inevitable I think if you breach this."