AN INVERKEITHING man threatened to burn his home down with his partner and son inside, just days after being found guilty of physically abusing young girls.

Back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court was Alan Johnston, 42, formerly of Hillfield Road, Inverkeithing, now a prisoner.

After a trial, Johnston was found guilty and given extra jail time.

He had denied that on October 5, at his then home, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing, making threats of violence, aggravated by involving the abuse of his partner.

Johnston was jailed for 90 days to run consecutively to his current sentence.

He was drunk and told his wife and son he was going to burn their house down with them inside.

George Johnston, 21, told the court his dad had been out in the shed drinking alcohol before trouble broke out.

“He was staggering about. My mum was upset and had gone to the toilet. He said he was going to get a friend to torch the house.

“He threatened to burn our house with me, my mum and the dogs in it.

“I said if he tried it, I’d batter him.”

Just days before, Johnston and another man had been found guilty of physically abusing young girls over a period of several years.

When he later returned to court for sentencing, Johnston was jailed for 15 months.