A DUNFERMLINE dad threatened to stab anyone coming to his house because he feared his partner's family were going to harm him.

Ross Suttie, 21, of Lorimer Gardens, previously admitted that on May 11 at his home address he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he called 999, uttered threats of violence and stated he was in possession of a knife.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermott explained that the accused and his partner had been in a relationship for five years prior to the incident.

He said the couple were with their two children at home when there was some sort of discussion about their relationship.

Suttie believed his partner's family were on their way to confront him about that when he called the emergency services.

He said to a call handler: "I have a knife and will stab anyone that comes to the house."

Police officers found Suttie in the front garden of the property and he was arrested.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: "This is a bit of a strange one my lord.

"But he got the impression his that partner's family were coming to harm him."

Sheriff Craig McSherry deferred sentence until December 4 for Suttie to be of good behaviour.