A CLYDEBANK man has been slammed for acting “like a spoiled child” towards his partner - after he threatened to kill her for not making his dinner.

Michael Fay repeatedly threatened his partner with violence in the incident at the home they shared in King Street on April 12.

The 53-year-old, currently of West Court in Dalmuir, was sentenced at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday after pleading guilty to a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour towards the woman.

Fiscal depute Meghan Glancey said: “The accused and the complainer were involved in an argument stemming from her failing to make the accused’s dinner.

“The accused turned off the TV and said ‘why can’t you look at me? If I stand up I’m literally going to kill you’.

“He continued to shout and swear and said ‘you better watch your back, you’re for it - I’ll get you and your pals’.”

Fay’s solicitor, Kenny McGowan, said the couple had been together “for many years”, but that Fay did not know whether they could be reconciled.

Mr McGowan added: “I suspect that at his age and with his past, he could cope with a custodial sentence.

“But he doesn’t want that, and perhaps a more difficult thing for him would be to engage in a process of change.”

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told Fay: “This sounds like the behaviour of a spoiled child. But you are a man of a considerable age, who ought to know how to behave.

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“It’s up to your partner to decide whether your relationship resumes or not.

“But if you conduct yourself again as you did on April 12, I would imagine there would be no prospect of reconciliation and I would imagine the courts would be sending you to prison.”

Fay was placed on a community payback order with 18 months of social work supervision, and was told to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work within nine months.

He was also ordered to attend the PAIR programme, for domestic abuse offenders.