A DUNFERMLINE man was arrested after causing a drunken disturbance at his home.

Ryan O’Neill, 33, of Harris Place, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on November 30 at his home he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting and swearing at his partner, acted in an aggressive manner, threw household items, made offensive remarks and made a threat of violence.

Depute fiscal Jane Rennie said O’Neill and his partner had been in a relationship for two years.

He had been drinking and became abusive to his partner, calling her a “useless, horrible bitch”.

“The complainer was frightened. He grabbed a fruit bowl and threw it across the room,” added the depute.

When his partner went outside to smoke, O’Neill said: “I wish I could lock you out so you would freeze to death.”

Police were called and when officers arrived they saw household items strewn across the living room.

Defence solicitor Brian Allison said: “It’s a very unfortunate situation.”

He added that his client had become depressed after losing his job and “began consuming more alcohol than was good for him”.

The solicitor went on: “He’d been drinking too much and frustrations that had been building up, spilled over. He very much regrets his behaviour.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and O’Neill will be sentenced on January 10.