A 53-YEAR-OLD man threatened to “murder” his partner when he found himself locked out.

Terence Seymour, now of The Stables, Cook Square, Lochgelly, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 31, at his then home in Craigie Gardens, Ballingry, he adopted an aggressive demeanour, shouted, swore and made a threat of violence towards his partner, causing her fear and alarm.

Depute fiscal Amy Robertson said Seymour had returned home at 9.10pm after drinking and could not get in.

He started shouting: “I’ll f****** murder you”, which was heard by a neighbour, who called the police.

Sheriff James MacDonald pointed out Seymour had a history of similar offending “spanning a number of years and a number of relationships”.

He imposed a community payback order with 24 months of supervision and participation in the Caledonian Programme for domestic offenders.

The sheriff also imposed a one-year non-harassment order.