A 33-YEAR-OLD man from Kelty has been sentenced for causing a disturbance at the home of his former partner in Kincardine.

Gary McBurney, of Croftangry Road, Kelty, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that that on August 23, at Cameron Place, Kincardine, he acted in a disorderly and aggressive manner, and shouted towards his partner whilst in possession of a knife, in a domestically-aggravated offence.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that, at 5.30pm, police had received a call from a neighbour about a disturbance and someone having knife, which had now been taken from him.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “There was a minor argument and other parties intervened. He was left with a ripped tee-shirt and scratches to his face. He told the police he had been assaulted when they arrived.”

Sheriff Peter Anderson imposed a community payback order with 90 hours of unpaid work and nine months of supervision.