A LOCHGELLY man who created a disturbance at his former partner’s home early in the morning has been fined.

Steven Dick, 44, of Union Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 20, at Thistle Street, Cowdenbeath, he entered his former partner’s home through an unlocked door, entered her bedroom, shouted, swore, made threats of violence and threw a can of beer at her.

Depute fiscal Michael Robertson said there had been an on/off relationship which was ended over his drinking habits.

At 7am, she was sleeping in her bedroom when she was wakened by Dick, who had come into her home through an unlocked door.

He was drunk and she said she would sleep in a spare room and he could stay.

However, he began shouting and swearing then threw a can of beer at her, which missed.

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said: “He had been invited around by her but she did not anticipate him coming around in that drunken condition. She took exception to that, quite understandably.”

Sheriff Robert More imposed a six-month non-harassment order and a fine of £370.