A BRUTAL killer threatened to stab a neighbour with a knife during a late night disturbance in Dunfermline.

David Kinloch, 35, of Craigmyle Street, armed himself with the weapon and chased a 21-year-old man who lived nearby, shouting “I’ll stab you.”

The terrified neighbour ran into his home beside his young family as Kinloch stood outside with a knife in his hand.

When police arrived, Kinloch challenged them to fight and threatened to set his dog on them.

In 2008, he was jailed for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend in Methil.

Sonya Todd died after a horrific, prolonged attack by Kinloch in which he repeatedly hit her with a dog chain.

In 2017, residents in Dunfermline were concerned and angry at the killer being housed in their street and began a campaign to get him moved.

Then when Kinloch’s fiancée Amanda Britt was heard screaming and shouting for help late at night, his neighbour went to their door to find out what was happening.

Kinloch armed himself with a knife and threatened to kill him, chasing him across the road.

The chaos was captured in 999 call recordings which were played during a three-day trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court which saw Kinloch convicted of three charges.

The proceedings were halted at different times by outbursts by Kinloch and Britt, who is now facing a charge of contempt of court for her conduct. She was remanded in custody.

Kinloch was due to be released from his current jail term for a different offence in March but now faces more jail time.

The jury found that on December 30, 2017 at Craigmyle Street, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing, repeatedly utter threats of violence towards a man whilst in possession of a knife and pursued him.

He was also found guilty of being unlawfully in possession of a knife.

He had admitted a third charge that in Paton Street on the same night he repeatedly shouted, swore, challenged police officers to fight, uttered threats towards them and threatened to set his dog on them.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Kinloch will be sentenced on February 25.

Britt, 32, now living in Glasgow, is also behind bars. She faces a contempt of court hearing on Monday for her conduct when giving evidence.

After the jury delivered their verdict, solicitor Ian Houston said his client had faced “victimisation” and was “hounded” in Fife because of his past.

In September 2008, Kinloch, then known as Craigie, admitted the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Sonya Todd at their home in Methil.

He kicked, bit and struck the mum-of-one with a dog chain during an attack that lasted up to five hours.

Kinloch was initially charged with murder but admitted culpable homicide in light of evidence that Tonya’s diabetes was a factor in her death.

He was jailed for six years with three years’ supervision.