A ROSYTH man caused a drunken disturbance at a local shop, smashing a window and making racist comments to the owner.

As a result, Dean Jeffries, 32, of Albert Street, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 20, at Park Road, Rosyth, he acted in a racially-aggravated manner towards the shop owner by shouting racial abuse at him.

He also admitted recklessly damaging property by punching a window, causing it to break.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said the complainer was working in his shop when the incident occurred at around 9pm.

“Shop workers saw a number of youths entering and then heard a loud banging noise. The accused then entered the premises and said to the youths, 'What’s the f****** problem?'

“He then left and was seen punching the window of a car.”

Jeffries later returned to the shop and threatened Mr Ramzan saying, “I’ll end you” and calling him a “shoe-bombing b******”, the court was told.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He’s entirely apologetic for what’s taken place. He has no issues whatsoever with the gentleman who runs the shop.

“He’d consumed alcohol on the day in question and he doesn’t recall the incident.”

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback order with 12 months’ supervision, 100 hours of unpaid work and £250 compensation.