A ROSYTH man who was upset by messages his former partner sent and attacked her home has been jailed.

Louis Arnott, 22, of Burnside Crescent, appeared from remand at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

On December 12, at an address in Dunfermline, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did shout and swear at his former partner, utter a threat of violence, kick and strike a door repeatedly and strike a window, damaging it.

The court heard that Arnott had been in a relationship with the complainer for three years and they had one child together but they split up in October.

At around 10pm, the complainer was in her home with children when she received a phone call from a number which she recognised as a friend's, depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said.

When she answered, she recognised Arnott's voice and he said he was going to come to her property.

He said: "I am going to kick the f*** out her."

The complainer received phone calls but she didn't answer, the court heard.

"Shortly after that the accused came around to the property and started kicking and striking a door which caused it to break," Mr Kapadia said.

Police were contacted after that and they saw that a window had been broken.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said: "He had been in contact with the complainer and she had told him that she was in a relationship with another.

"She appears to have sent some messages to him and a video clip.

"He was upset by that because he hoped that there would be a reconciliation of the relationship because there is a child from their union.

"He thereafter consumed alcohol and then accepts that he behaved in the manner liable.

"He very much regrets the incident the effect on his former partner is particularly concerned about the effect on his daughter."

Sheriff James MacDonald jailed Arnott for three months and imposed a non-harassment order for six months.