AN ARGUMENT over a cash loan between a couple exploded into a row which landed a man in court.

Euan Davidson asked his partner for a loan of £25 and a row broke out when the woman said she could not give him the cash.

The row escalated and the woman was forced to phone Davidson’s mother, who heard the commotion in the background and soon attended the home in a bid to calm the situation.

After apologising to his mother, she left the home in Dunbar but a further argument erupted between the couple, with Davidson losing his temper and kicking out at a door.

During the incident, 29-year-old Davidson called his partner “a f****** c***” and “a twisted f***” before booting a hole in the living room door.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told that a two-year-old girl was present at the time of the incident and was left “upset” by the arguing.

The woman then tried to call 999 in an effort to get help but Davidson grabbed the phone and cancelled the call.

The police attended at the property following the dropped 999 call and statements were taken from Davidson’s partner and his mother about what had happened that evening.

Davidson, who had left the home, was later traced at about midnight and was taken to Dalkeith Police Station, where he was cautioned and charged.

His solicitor Melissa Virtue said that Davidson had moved back to the couple’s home at Yosemite Park as there had been no special bail conditions put in place prior to last Friday’s court hearing.

Ms Virtue said that her client had suffered from “depression and anxiety” and had difficulty managing his moods as there had recently been a change in his medication.

The solicitor said that since having his medication changed again there had been “no further issues”.

Sheriff Peter McCormack deferred sentence to next month for Davidson to be of good behaviour and for reports to be prepared.

Davidson admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner and kicking a door at an address at Yosemite Park, Dunbar, on October 16.