A COUPLE were threatened in High Valleyfield after a row about a vandalised car.

Thomas Fleming, 32, of Clackmannan but currently in custody, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on April 9, at Burns Street, High Valleyfield, and elsewhere, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and making threats of violence.

On April 10, at Dunfermline police station, he repeatedly kicked a door, causing damage to it.

The threats were made to a male and a female, who was the sister of Fleming’s ex-partner.

There had been an incident in which the woman’s car was vandalised and the windscreen smashed.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Fleming had made a phone call to the couple saying: “I’m going to f****** kill you. I’m going to stab you.”

He then ranted that he “had people” who would be coming to kill them.

Defence solicitor Gordon Martin said there was no evidence linking his client with the vandalism to the car but he had been accused of it.

“He thinks they set him up,” he added.

The damage to the door was caused because “he was upset at his own folly of falling for the trap”, said Mr Martin.

Sheriff Craig McSherry jailed Fleming for four months backdated to April 11 when he was remanded in custody.