A LOCHGELLY man who shouted and swore at his partner then threatened police has been sentenced.

Jay Bathe, 21, of North Street, Lochgelly, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court by video-link from jail.

He admitted previously that on September 19 last year at his home, he shouted and swore at his partner, uttered offensive remarks towards her repeatedly, accused her of infidelity, acted aggressively, punched a door, damaging it, and threw various items of household furniture about, damaging them.

On the same day, at his home, whilst travelling to Dunfermline police station and at the station, he acted in an aggressive manner, uttered abusive remarks and threats of violence towards police officers and struck his head repeatedly on a cage in the police van.

He also admitted he breached bail conditions on November 26 last year by contacting and approaching his former partner in North Street.

Bathe had been remanded in custody after he failed repeatedly to turn up for appointments.

Depute fiscal Larissa Milligan said the incident began when the couple returned to Bathe’s home after a party.

He started calling her names such as “slut”, she ran into the bathroom and Bathe punched the door.

She then saw her phone had been damaged and blinds were lying on the floor.

During the disturbance, a neighbour heard the female shout: “Please leave me alone”, and called the police.

When officers arrived, Bathe became abusive towards them and threatened to kill them.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “It seems clear too much alcohol had been consumed and he regrets what took place.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a community payback order with 15 months of supervision and 120 hours of unpaid work. He also imposed a non-harassment order for 12 months.