A 20-YEAR-OLD man smashed up property after being angered by an “indecent” text message received by his partner on her phone.

The damage to a TV, mirror, hair-straighteners and other items was carried out by Bradley McKenzie, formerly of Union Street, Kelty, now living in Dunfermline.

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court, he admitted that on May 3, at his then home in Union Street, he shouted, threw household items, took a mobile phone belonging to his partner, damaged walls, doors, a TV set, a mirror and a pair of hair-straighteners.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said the couple had been together for 16 months before this split-up.

She said an argument had started between them over a text message received by his partner and seen by McKenzie.

The depute said the message which caused the row could be described as being of an “indecent nature”.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He’s remorseful for his actions.” He added that, at the moment, McKenzie was staying with a family member in Dunfermline.

Sheriff Alastair Brown commented: “It seems that this was a tantrum you might expect from a two-year-old.” He ordered McKenzie to pay £200 compensation.