A KINCARDINE man poked the mother of his children in the eyes, causing her vision to become distorted.

Colin Wilson, who was under the influence of alcohol, reacted when he was told to leave the woman's home.

He told police he attacked her out of "frustration".

Colin Wilson, 49, of Cameron Place, previously admitted that on March 31, at an address in Kincardine, he assaulted his then partner and poked her in the eyes to her injury.

Wilson appeared from custody after he was remanded for not co-operating with reports.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia explained to Dunfermline Sheriff Court that the couple were in a relationship for eight years, ending in 2015 and had two children together.

The night before the assault, the complainer had been out celebrating her birthday when Wilson sent emails in relation to contact with his children but she was unaware that these messages had been sent at that time.

The court was told she replied to the accused the following day and offered to take the children around to Wilson's home but, when they arrived, there was no-one there. She then emailed to say they'd called round.

At around 8pm, she heard a kick at the front door and saw Wilson standing outside under the influence of alcohol.

She invited him to see the children but during the visit heard Wilson discussing the earlier email with their eldest child.

The complainer was unhappy about this and asked the accused to leave the property but he refused, the court heard.

In return, the woman said she would go get her car and asked the kids to come with her.

At this, Wilson said he would go but whispered in her ear: "Don't you ever do that to me again".

The accused then poked the complainer in the eyes.

Upset by the attack, she didn't want her children to see her eyes were hurting and her vision was impaired so she went to call her sister.

Her sister came to the home and could see swelling to her face so contacted the police.

When interviewed by the police, Wilson said he attacked her out of "frustration", said he was sorry, and "wished it had never happened".

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: "He does not recall why he reacted the way he did.

"He is remorseful for his behaviour".

Sheriff James Macdonald said: "The reason why you find yourself in custody is because you did not co-operate with these reports but I do appreciate the time you have spent in custody."

The sheriff revoked the current community payback order Wilson has been sentenced with and placed him on a restriction of liberty order for five months alongside 12 months of supervision.