BREACHING a court order and damaging his tag equipment resulted in another court appearance for Kelty man David McKay this week.

McKay, 29, of Croall Place, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday after he had breached a restriction of liberty order.

He had been given the punishment for behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, acting in an aggressive manner towards his former partner and uttering abusive remarks and threats towards her on October 13 last year at a house in Navitie Park, Ballingry.

Sheriff Charles Macnair told McKay that he had considered the restriction of liberty order as the most appropriate disposal.

"You have chosen that despite having agreed to that, you have now dramatically demonstrated your unwillingness to do so by damaging the equipment and leaving it outside," he said.

"You agreed to it but had you not agreed to it at the time, it is very likely you would have been sentenced to imprisonment. I am, however, because you have a job now, just prepared to give you another chance of an alternative disposal."

He revoked the restriction of liberty order and placed McKay on a community payback order requiring him to do 140 hours of unpaid work within six months.