A DUNFERMLINE man threw bins about after a row with his partner, then threatened police.

As a result, 28-year-old Paul Wilkes, of Leishman Drive, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, where he represented himself.

He admitted that on August 12, at his home, he shouted, swore, slammed doors and threw bins around.

He also shouted, swore and made threats of violence to police officers.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that, at around 7pm, an argument began between Wilkes and his partner.

“He became very angry and was shouting, swearing and hitting doors,” she added.

He then went out into the street where he was still shouting and throwing bins about, the court was told.

He shouted: “I’m really going to do it this time. I’ve had enough.”

The police were called and when officers arrived, Wilkes began shouting at them. He shouted: “If that’s the police in the house I’m going to kick the f*** out of them.”

He was then arrested and handcuffed. He was still shouting: “Take the cuffs off and I’ll knock the f*** out of you.”

Asked what he wanted to say for himself, Wilkes told the court: “My behaviour wasn’t good that day. I was going through a tough time.”

Sheriff Francis Gill told Wilkes: “Your behaviour was completely unacceptable and would have been frightening, especially for the children who were present.”

He imposed a community payback order with 80 hours of unpaid work.