A DUNFERMLINE man has admitted a string of offences including threats with knives and boiling water.

Darren Taylor repeatedly punched a woman and threatened to harm other acquaintances, kill police and attack a nurse during a two-day spree of violence.

Taylor, 21, currently a prisoner at Perth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on August 31, at his home in Craigmyle Street, he shouted, swore, brandished a knife towards a woman and armed himself with two knives.

He also threw a plate at a wall causing it to shatter and causing injury to the complainer.

On September 1, at Carnock Road, he shouted, threw a glass at a wall, causing it to smash and injure his hand, smeared blood over his face and clothes, then repeatedly uttered threats of violence towards a male and female complainer.

On the same day and place he assaulted the female complainer by repeatedly punching her on the face, brandished two knives at her, causing her to be struck on the arm with a knife, switched on a kettle and threatened to throw boiling sugar water over her.

On the same day in Fernie Place, Dunfermline, and at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, he repeatedly made threats of violence towards police officers, threatened to locate them via social media, threatened to kill them and threatened to harm medical staff should they treat him.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Taylor will remain in custody until sentencing on December 7.