A DRUNKEN row over cannabis led to a court appearance for one Dunfermline man this week.

After drinking alcohol with his partner, Fraser Duff decided he wanted cannabis and began shouting and swearing at her. When police were called, he continued with his volatile behaviour and struggled with them.

The incident followed a similar one days earlier when another argument started which ended in him throwing a plate of food across a bedroom and punching a door.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Duff, 37, of Fodbank View, had previously admitted that on March 7, at a house in Watson Place, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting at his partner, throwing a plate of food and repeatedly punching a door, causing damage to it.

On March 9, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner when he shouted and swore at his partner while the following day, he resisted, obstructed or hindered two police officers in execution of their duty when he struggled with them and threw water on one of them.

Solicitor Elaine Buist said her client was not "in a particularly good place" at the time of the offence.

Sheriff James Macdonald placed him on a community payback order with supervision for 18 months. The order also required him to attend alcohol and substance abuse counselling and undergo treatment as directed by his supervising officer. He will also have to attend assessments of his mental health and undergo treatment as directed.