A LOCHGELLY man who shouted and swore at his partner then threatened police has appeared back in court for not doing his sentence of unpaid work.

As a result, 21-year-old Jay Bathe, of North Street, was back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

In December, he was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work but did less than THREE hours of this. He has now been ordered to do 140 hours instead.

Bathe had admitted that on September 19 last year, at his home he shouted and swore at his partner, uttered offensive remarks repeatedly towards her, 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.

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

At the latest hearing, defence solicitor Aime Allan said her client had not been able to do the unpaid work because of “anxiety” which stopped him from using public transport.

However, she conceded this anxiety did not stop Bathe from going out socialising or going to work.

Bathe had made matters worse by telling a social worker he would rather go to jail than do the unpaid work.

Ms Allan put that down to “bravado” and added: “That’s not his position now. He would do the unpaid work.”

Sheriff Francis Gill imposed a new community payback order this time with 140 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.