A LOCHGELLY man caused a disturbance after his pregnant partner picked him up from a pub in her car.

As a result, Terry Comiskey, 25, of South Street, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on March 24 and 25, at High Street, Lochgelly, he behaved aggressively towards his partner, then nine weeks pregnant, made abusive remarks and removed the keys from ignition of her car.

He repeatedly shouted, swore, kicked the car and threw himself on to the bonnet to prevent her from driving away and thereafter sent her messages which contained swearing, abusive remarks and threats to damage property.

He also admitted he pulled off the windscreen wiper of the car.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Comiskey had asked his partner to pick him up from a pub which she did but he became abusive to her once in the car.

He called her an “ugly, fat, lazy cow” and then took the keys out of the ignition.

He got out of the car but started shouting that his phone was still in there.

He snapped off a windscreen wiper and threw himself on to the bonnet of the car.

Police were contacted over the incident and again later when she received messages from Comiskey harassing her and threatening to throw out her belongings if she did not return his phone.

Defence solicitor David McLaughlin said, “This was an appalling way to behave to a partner and a partner who is pregnant with his child.

“He has shown remorse and feels the highest level of guilt. He was intoxicated over this two-day period.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Comiskey: “This was appalling behaviour and you have a dreadful record including offences of serious violence.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work and two years of supervision.

Having confirmed with Comiskey that he was fit to do unpaid work the sheriff warned that if he was to hear shortly that he cannot do it for mental health reasons, the only alternative sentence would be custody.

He also imposed a non-harassment order lasting a year.