A CROSSGATES man’s controlling behaviour towards his partner included threatening to kill himself.

But a court was told that when the woman became concerned about him, he was found drinking in a pub, safe and well.

Liam Temple, 20, of Droverhall Avenue, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between February 6 last year and July 23 this year at High Valleyfield and elsewhere, he engaged in an abusive course of conduct against his former partner.

This included sending abusive and derogatory text and voice messages, he repeatedly shouted, swore and threw various objects, threatened to harm himself and sent photos of self-harm.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said there was a background of regular arguments between the couple.

On one occasion, the woman became concerned after Temple threatened to kill himself but he was found to be safe and well, drinking in a pub.

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a community payback order with 18 months of supervision and a two-year non-harassment order.