A WOMAN poured hot water over her former partner as she tried to get him to move out of their house.

Appearing from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court was Morag Dowie, 40, of Spittalfield Crescent, Inverkeithing.

She admitted that on June 17 at her home, she assaulted her ex-partner by pouring hot water over his body to his injury.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the couple had been in a relationship for nine years but this had now ended with the couple still living in the same house.

“The relationship ended two years ago but they still live together as they can’t agree about selling the house and moving on,” he went on.

“The police indicate there have been a number of incidents reported between the two parties.

“It would appear that the complainer had returned to the flat having been staying with family for a few days.

“He saw the accused lying on a bed watching TV. She told him he would have to leave.

“He ignored her and went to change clothing before going to work.”

When he went into his room he found his bed and wardrobe had been dismantled with his clothes put in bags.

An argument began about missing belongings and the man called the police.

“He sat down on an armchair and at this point hot water was poured over him. He felt a burning sensation and had red marks on his calf, thigh and stomach,” added the depute.

Defence solicitor Ralph McCran said the couple had been “living in disharmony” since splitting up two years ago.

He said the water had been boiled by his client but she had taken a shower before the incident when the water was poured and she thought it was “tepid” by that time.

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and Dowie will be sentenced on July 12.