A PEDESTRIAN was struck by a car after a dispute in Townhill.

The incident resulted in Graeme Burt, 42, of Parkside Road, Rosyth, appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

There had been a confrontation with the victim, who was then struck by Burt’s car, went on to the bonnet and came down on the pavement.

Burt admitted that on September 18, 2017, at Main Street, Townhill, he culpably and recklessly drove his vehicle towards the complainer, causing the vehicle to strike him.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: “Mr Burt’s position is that he was trying to remove himself from the situation. He had been confronted by the complainer.”

Sheriff James MacDonald said: “If you use your motor vehicle to resolve a dispute with a pedestrian there is only going to be one winner.”

He told Burt: “There is a significant deficit in your decision-making.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with one year’s supervision and 90 hours of unpaid work. Burt was also banned for driving for two months.