A 33-YEAR-OLD man caused a disturbance when he turned up at the Ballingry home of his former partner, trying to force his way into the house.

Thomas Dunn, now of Waggon Road, Leven, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 29, 2019, at an address in Ballingry, he attended at his ex-partner’s house uninvited, shouted, swore, made offensive remarks towards her and attempted to enter the property forcibly.

He also admitted failing to attend court on January 23 last year.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said the couple had been in an on/off relationship for more than six years but had been separated for a year at the time of the incident.

Dunn went to the house at around 9am, was shouting and swearing then trying to get in. He tried to open the door but a chain stopped him from gaining entry.

He was told to leave by his ex-partner but replied: “F*** you, you’re nothing but a skank.”

He left the house, still shouting and swearing, and police were contacted by a neighbour.

At 11am, the ex-partner called the police to say Dunn was back at her door. Officers attended and apprehended him in the street.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said his client had “significant drug problems”.

Sheriff Alastair Brown imposed a 33-week restriction of liberty order and a two-year non-harassment order.