A DRUNKEN “melee” in a Dunfermline nightclub was followed by a further disturbance in the street outside.

The incident, which started in Life nightclub, led to Del McBennett appearing in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

McBennett, 25, of Ochil Terrace, Dunfermline, admitted that on September 29, at Kirkgate and in the rear of a police vehicle, he acted aggressively, goaded others to fight, lunged at and punched out towards members of the public, struggled with police officers, shouted and swore at police and made threats of violence.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said that at around 1.10am, a disturbance broke out and as a result, McBennett was ejected from the nightclub.

“The incident in the nightclub was described as a ‘melee’ with all those involved having been drinking,” added the depute.

“Once outside standing on the pavement, the accused was seen goading others to fight him. He then lunged forward and punched at a group of people in the street but missed them.”

McBennett was then arrested and began struggling with officers as he was put in the van.

He was shouting, swearing and threatening to kill one of the officers.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: “The background here is too much alcohol being consumed. He doesn’t have a great recollection of events.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and McBennett will be sentenced on May 1.