A WOMAN was attacked violently by her partner in a row over a phone call.

The man then threatened to petrol-bomb the homes of the woman’s family.

The incident occurred when the couple were staying in High Valleyfield just before Christmas.

Sandy Ross, 27, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing and was jailed.

He admitted previously that on December 19, at Pentland Terrace, High Valleyfield, he assaulted his partner and kicked her on the body repeatedly, to her injury.

He also admitted that in a phone call to another woman he shouted, swore, made threats towards her and threats to damage property.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said the couple were now separated but had been in a relationship at the time of the incident and had been staying with a friend in High Valleyfield.

His partner was on the phone to her step-mother when Ross had come into the room asking who she was phoning.

She replied: “None of your business.”

Ross began to kick her on the shins and struck her on the arms and stomach, added the depute

The woman then arranged for her dad to come and pick her up, which he did.

Later, Ross phoned the woman’s stepmum and began making threats.

He said: “You can run but you can’t hide. Every single one of (her) family is getting it. Watch your backs.”

He also made threats about petrol-bombing their homes.

Ross was later traced in Berwick-on-Tweed.

Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Ross for 11 months and imposed a five-year non-harassment order.