A LOCHORE man smashed a car window when a two-year-old child was in the vehicle.

As a result, Ricky McCarthy, 20, of Waverley Place, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that on July 22 at Waverley Place, he damaged property belonging to someone else by kicking and punching a car.

The incident happened when his partner had driven him back to his mother’s home where he lived.

The court was told that McCarthy began asking for the password of the woman’s phone.

She refused to tell him. He then refused to get out of the car when they arrived at his home and she went to the door to speak to his mum.

McCarthy then began smashing the rear window and kicking at a bumper.

Sheriff Grant McCulloch told the first-offender: “This shows signs of controlling behaviour asking to go through her phone and I have to be concerned about that.

"It’s her phone and it’s got nothing to do with you.”

The sheriff said that smashing a windscreen when a two-year-old was inside the vehicle was “outrageous” behaviour and McCarthy was lucky he was not facing more serious charges.

McCarthy was fined £370 and ordered to pay £350 compensation.