AN ARGUMENT between a Rosyth couple resulted in a physical confrontation and the husband threatening to report his wife for abducting their kids.

Instead it was the husband, James Brown, who appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Brown, 38, formerly of Rosyth, now of Bradford, pleaded guilty to an offence committed in the family home.

On December 10, at his former home, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and struggling with his wife, took possession of a glass, made threats of violence and sent a text in which he threatened to report her to the police.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the couple had been married for two years and, until the incident, lived together in Rosyth with their three children.

The depute said: “He was not working but his wife did work. It appears that he spent his time playing on the computer most of the day.”

On the day in question, an argument broke out between the couple, as they had no money to buy food.

“He demanded to know why there was no money. She told him to sell his computer. They both started struggling with each other and the children were crying hysterically,” added the depute.

Brown then went into the kitchen and smashed a glass, telling his wife: “It was lucky it was not you.”

His wife took his children out of the house and drove them off in the car, the court was told.

Brown later phoned her and said he would report her to the police for abducting the children.

His wife reacted by going to the police station and reporting the earlier incident.

Defence solicitor Russel McPhate said his client was now living with his mother in Bradford and the relationship was over.

Sheriff James MacDonald fined Brown £270.