A LOCHGELLY man lost control when he believed his partner and her father were trying to have him sectioned.

Derren Henderson, 23, of Main Street, hurled a kettle and a toaster at her and threw various items around their home.

He appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that between June 1 and July 31, 2017, at his home address he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, likely to cause fear or alarm in that he did shout, swear and throw a glass, various items of furniture and various household items.

He also assaulted his partner by throwing a kettle and a toaster and attempted to strike her.

The Court heard that Henderson and the complainer had been in a relationship for about two years and had a daughter together.

Depute fiscal, Azrah Yousaf, explained that Henderson, "for some unknown reason", began an argument with the complainer and her father.

He was described as shouting, swearing and throwing items, including throwing a pint glass at a wall.

The complainer's father phoned the doctor for medical treatment for Henderson.

The next day they were going to the appointment when Henderson starting shouting again, believing they were trying to get him sectioned.

They had to call the police for help.

Henderson and the woman tried to stay together for some time but the police had to be contacted again.

He told the police that he didn't realise he had mental health problems.

Defence solicitor, Stephen Morrison, explained to the Court that his client had gone through some significant trauma.

The complainer also remains a carer for Henderson.

"Although this caused their relationship to break down they remain friends," Mr Morrison added.

Sheriff Charles Macnair called for a psychiatric report and adjourned the case until March 25.