A DUNFERMLINE teenager has been jailed for four months after “wrestling" with guests at the Pitbauchlie House Hotel.

Taylor Cockerill turned up drunk around midnight at the premises on Aberdour Road and inquired about a room, but he was advised that the hotel was full.

He was then seen by the assistant manager going over to hotel guests in the reception area, acting aggressively, shouting, swearing and telling them to "f*** off".

That resulted in him getting in to a physical confrontation with one guest which was described by witnesses as "wrestling".

Cockerill moved away from the hotel guests but punched a fire alarm, causing it to be activated, and when walking towards the exit he was seen kicking and punching doors and windows.

Cockerill, 18, of Campbell Street, Dunfermline, previously admitted that on July 7 at Pitbauchlie House Hotel, Aberdour Road, he did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause fear or alarm in that he did shout, swear and act in an aggressive manner.

He pleaded guilty to struggling with a hotel guest, punching and kicking a fire alarm, thereby setting it off, kicking and punching a door and kicking windows.

Also, on February 10 at Gillespie Place, Edinburgh, he admitted resisting, obstructing or hindering two constables in the execution of their duty and did struggle with them and kick out with his legs.

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court, defence solicitor Peter Robertson said that, given his age, his client could benefit from alcohol counselling and a chance to complete a community payback order.

He explained that Cockerill had a difficult childhood that, in some ways, explained his offending behaviour.

He added that the teenager wished to study hospitality and tourism at college.

However, Sheriff Simon Collins said: "He has admitted that he does not have a problem with alcohol. We have been here before and it's a waste of time.

"I take into account his age but given his record and the circumstances of the case I am satisfied that custody is required."