A flasher who exposed himself in front of women in Dunfermline twice within a few weeks has finally admitted his guilt.

Marcin Trendel, 39, of Beatty Place, Dunfermline, appeared at the town’s sheriff court accompanied by a Polish translator.

His trial was about to start and the screens were put in place for witnesses to give evidence when he decided to change his plea to guilty at the last minute.

On July 21 in Mill Street, he conducted an offence of public indecency by exposing his genitals and masturbating.

He also admitted committing the same offence in Transy Place on August 27.

Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said that in the first offence Trendel was seen exposing himself by a 32-year-old woman in Mill Street.

In the latter incident, he was seen by two sisters.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said his client worked for six weeks at a time in Scotland before going back to Poland.

Sheriff Richard McFarlane told Trendel: “I’m concerned about these offences.

"You appear here with no offences committed in Scotland or in the rest of the UK so I need to find out more about you to try to find out why you indulged in this type of offending.”

He deferred sentence and extra time was given for the completion of a social work report because Trendel would be going back to Poland for a few weeks in April.

He will return to court for sentencing on May 3.