A LOCHGELLY man has been sentenced after causing a domestic disturbance following a drinking session.

Allan Haddow, 39, of Joe Temperley Wynd, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on July 18 last year, at an address in Lochgelly, he shouted, swore, attempted to pull a mirror from a wall, threw a headboard on the floor, slammed a kitchen door, prevented his partner from contacting the police by removing a phone from her hand and placed his partner and three children in a state of fear and alarm.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said Haddow had been looking after children but had gone out and returned later in an intoxicated state.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said at that time his client was struggling to cope after a bereavement.

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Haddow: “Turning to drink was not a great idea in those circumstances. You threw a tantrum and were completely out of order.” He imposed a fine of £420.