A COWDENBEATH man threatened to kill himself with a knife after making accusations about his wife.

Andrew Barnes, 43, of Woodside, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on June 6, at Selkirk Avenue and Glebe Street, he repeatedly accused his partner of cheating on him, interrogated her phone repeatedly, struggled with her, shouted and swore at her repeatedly, held up a knife, threatened to kill himself and demanded entry to a property.

Depute fiscal Isma Mukhtar said the couple had been in a relationship for 10 years and married for three years.

Barnes began accusing his wife of having an affair and became irate, demanding to look at her phone, the court was told. “He struggled with her trying to get the phone. A melee ensued with the family dog becoming involved,” said the depute.

Barnes then picked up a knife with a long blade and threatened to kill himself.

The woman and her daughter left the house and Barnes later went to the address they had gone to. “He made further allegations of infidelity,” added the depute.

Sheriff Alastair Brown called for reports and Barnes will be sentenced on February 3.