AN INVERKEITHING man was warned he was on a "shuggly nail" after causing a disturbance when he had been ejected from his home.

After an argument with his partner, Craig Rock had been asked to leave but returned in the early hours.

He appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday after admitting that between December 29 and December 30, at a house in Rosyth, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner when he banged on a door repeatedly in an attempt to gain access to a property.

Depute fiscal Jamie Roy said Rock, 38, of Spittalfield Road, had been arguing with his partner of around 18 months and she decided she no longer wanted him at home so contacted the police to have him removed.

Police attended but he had already left. He returned at around 1am when he banged on the door and was calling her mobile phone at the same time.

Solicitor Rosni Joshi said she recognised her client had a record that would be a "concern" to the court.

She added: "The build-up to this was a return to drinking alcohol as a result of certain difficulties at the time."

Sheriff Alastair Brown placed Rock on a community payback order requiring him to do 200 hours of unpaid work within six months.

He told him: "You have a criminal record for domestic offences. You have a criminal record for breaching community payback orders. You are on the proverbial shuggly nail."