A Rosyth man, who subjected his former partner to abusive behaviour, has been sentenced to do unpaid work.

Callum Susans, 32, of Tyrwhitt Place, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that between February 1 and March 11 last year at a property in Dunfermline and elsewhere, he engaged in an abusive course of conduct towards his former partner.

On February 1, he acted aggressively, shouted, seized a phone from her hand and threw it, causing it to smash.

He repeatedly shouted, swore, made derogatory comments and threatened call social work to have her child removed from her.

On March 11, he demanded to know who she was seeing and whether it was a male, then made derogatory remarks.

After an argument following a night out in Dunfermline, he threw her £600 phone into a neighbour’s garden, smashing it.

He also sent her abusive messages.

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said: “He was drinking to excess at the time and his memory is hazy. He has described his own actions as disgraceful.”

Sheriff Susan Duff imposed a community payback order with 180 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision. She also imposed a 12-month non-harassment order.