A 30-YEAR-OLD man is behind bars after causing a disturbance by shouting and swearing at his partner.

Craig Marshall also breached bail conditions not to contact the woman.

Marshall, 30, of High Street West, Anstruther, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 7, at an address in Cardenden, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said that the couple had been in an on/off relationship for five years and it was described by the woman as “volatile from the start”.

She had been at a night out at a friend’s house and she sent him a text asking to be picked up.

He went there to pick her up but an argument started between them and he was asked to leave, the court was told.

He then began shouting and swearing at his partner.

He also breached previously-imposed bail conditions by sending her text messages. When shown the messages by police, he responded: “I need to stop drinking. I can’t remember that at all.”

Sheriff James Macdonald deferred sentence until April 8 when Marshall has other matters calling and he was remanded in custody until then.

Last June, Marshall, a former serviceman, was placed on a community payback order with 240 hours of unpaid work after turning on the gas supply at a house in Cardenden and threatening to blow it up.