A FIFE man has been given unpaid work his role in a disturbance at the home of his former partner in Kincardine.

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

The 33-year-old 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.