A NON-HARASSMENT order is being sought against the partner of a Lochgelly woman diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour.

Young mum Tyla Livingstone, 22, was given the heartbreaking news last year that she may only have two years to live.

She was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour just a month after giving birth.

Now, her former partner, Mark Bratchie, 28, has appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court following an incident at the couple’s home in Lochgelly.

There was a struggle between them and Bratchie smashed her mobile phone by throwing it to the ground. He has now been placed on a bail order banning him from entering Lochgelly.

Bratchie, now living at an address in Mitchell Crescent, Hill of Beath, admitted that on May 10, at Main Street, Lochgelly, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly sending electronic messages to his former partner, Tyla Livingstone, which were abusive and threatened violence, struggled with her and smashed her mobile phone by throwing it to the ground.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said the couple were in a relationship up to that day.

“She’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness and there’s a child of the relationship. The dispute was about who will be looking after the child,” he added.

Sheriff James MacDonald called for reports and granted bail on the condition that Bratchie does not enter Lochgelly.

He observed that Bratchie has “an extensive record” including previous convictions for domestic offences.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said a non-harassment order will be sought at sentencing on June 5.