A KINCARDINE man poked his former partner in the eyes after a row at her home.

As he was leaving, Colin Wilson turned around, put two fingers into a V-shape and pushed them into the woman’s eyes.

As a result, Wilson, 48, of Cameron Place, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on March 31, at an address in Kincardine, he assaulted his former partner by poking her in the eyes to her injury.

Depute fiscal Katherine Fraser said the couple had been in a relationship between 2007 and 2015 and had two children.

The night before the incident, the complainer had been out celebrating her birthday and did not notice text messages sent by Wilson until the next day.

At 8pm that night, she answered her door to find Wilson under the influence of alcohol.

He was invited inside but was later asked to leave at which he whispered into her ear: “Don’t you ever do that to me again.”

He went out of the front door then turned and poked his ex-partner in the eyes, the court was told.

“She was distressed and upset by the unprovoked attack, which resulted in reddening and bruising to one of her eyes,” added the depute.

He later told police: “For God knows whatever reason, I poked her in the eye.”

He said he had acted out of frustration adding:, “I’m going home to no electricity and she went out.”

Defence solicitor Chris Sneddon said: “He had lent her money previously and needed it back to pay for electricity in his home.”

Sheriff Charles MacNair imposed a community payback order with 12 months’ supervision and 101 hours of unpaid work.