A Kirkcaldy father who launched an electric heater at his pregnant partner has avoided prison.
Gavin Brown attacked girlfriend Natalie Shields on May 26, 2019, while she was expecting a baby, Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court heard.
At their home address in Marion Street, he repeatedly uttered threats of violence towards Ms Shields and her unborn child.
He also repeatedly struck her on the head and body and threw an electric heater at her.
When police arrived, Brown, 30, assaulted two officers before continuing his tantrum in the police vehicle.
Brown assaulted PC Kevin Dalglish by repeatedly attempting to headbutt and spit at him.
He also kicked PC Lauren Fisher, knocking her onto the roadway.
While travelling to Kirkcaldy police station, Brown screamed, shouted, swore and ran towards PC Dalglish with his arms raised.
He admitted to repeatedly uttering threats of violence towards the constable and other police officers, as well as their families.
Brown threatened to murder police officers, made offensive remarks and repeatedly punched a cell door.
He appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court from custody the following day and was released on bail, however his offending continued shortly after.
On June 4 2019, Brown acted in an aggressive manner towards midwife Robyn Healy while he was at Bendochy Health Centre in Kirkcaldy.
Brown admitted to shouting and swearing at the medical professional.
Reduced his drinking
Brown’s solicitor, Martin McGuire, explained that his client had spent time behind bars before.
He said Brown has substantially reduced his alcohol abuse since the incidents and had also found employment.
Sentencing him on Monday, Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist handed Brown a direct alternative to prison.
The Sheriff said: “This case is undoubtedly serious enough to warrant a custodial sentence but that is not the only thing I need to consider.”
He sentenced Brown to 250 hours of community work to be completed in the next year and placed him under supervision for two years.