A DUNFERMLINE woman was threatened by her ex-partner in a voicemail message.

As a result, 41-year-old chef Greig Nelson, of Hazel Avenue, Kirkcaldy, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 29, at Calaisburn Place, Dunfermline, he sent a voicemail to his former partner in which he swore and made threats.

Depute fiscal Eve McKaig said the couple had been in a relationship for seven years until January.

He had attended at her home and there was a conversation about Christmas presents which turned into an argument and she asked him to leave.

She later stopped paying for his SIM card. She then received a call from another number and a voice message was left.

Nelson warned her not to “try your p*** with me” because “trouble will start and by God I will win”.

It went on: “Get that through your f****** thick head you c***” and “You know what I’ll do to you.”

He also warned her: “Watch your f****** self okay.”

Defence solicitor Calum Harris said: “He’s ashamed of the way he acted but the threats made were hollow ones. He has said, ‘This is the worst thing I’ve done in my life’.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson fined Nelson £420.