A ROSYTH man who ended up being arrested after a family row about a kettle has been sentenced.

Darren Simmonds, 50, of McGrigor Road, returned to the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted previously that on February 22, he lunged towards his wife’s son in an aggressive manner.

He also shouted, swore and called his wife offensive names.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said the incident began at around 8pm when Simmonds was on his phone in the kitchen.

His partner’s son came in and put on the kettle which appeared to anger Simmonds, who shouted he was on the phone and could not hear.

“Turn that f****** kettle off. I’m the phone to my mum,” he said.

Simmonds then lunged at him and told him to show him “some f****** respect”, added the depute.

When he found out the police had been called, Simmonds said: “If any pigs come, I’ll kick them down the stairs.”

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said his client had been drinking throughout that day.

Sheriff Alastair Brown imposed a community payback order with two years of supervision and alcohol counselling.