A COWDENBEATH lorry driver has been jailed for seven months for repeated domestic abuse of his partner.

David Martin was told by a sheriff: “Domestic abuse of this sort will not be tolerated.”

Martin, 37, of Union Street, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing for two separate incidents.

He was previously found guilty of a charge that, on September 10, at his home, he shouted, swore, acted aggressively towards his partner and to another female, made an offensive remark, punched a television set, then threw it to the ground, causing damage to it.

He admitted that on October 28, at his home, he shouted, swore and acted aggressively and gesticulated in a threatening manner.

On this latter incident, depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at 8.30pm, the police were called to the locus.

Martin became confrontational telling police: “I’m not scared of you and not scared of getting lifted.”

He then squared up to one of the officers, shouting in his face and pointing at him. When taken into a police van, Martin threw himself on the floor and claimed he was injured.

Defence solicitor David Bell admitted his client was “no stranger to jail in his earlier years”.

He went on: “It was all totally unnecessary. The police had been called to the property but nothing had been smashed as had been reported. He took umbrage at their presence there. It was foolish behaviour after drink had been consumed.”

Martin, a lorry driver, was already on a community payback order, imposed in August.

Sheriff Charles MacNair said: “This offence involved the abuse of your former partner and her friend. It happened two months after you had previously abused her and were put on a community payback order.

“Domestic abuse of this sort will not be tolerated.”

He jailed Martin for consecutive sentences of three months and 120 days.