A ROSYTH man with a catalogue of offences to his name has been jailed.

John Morrison's list of offences included stealing, making threats to Co-Op staff, damaging property, challenging people to fight in Inverkeithing High Street, dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving while disqualified and breaching orders.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard last Wednesday that Morrison had been suffering from mental health issues that stemmed from the deaths of his brother and parents.

However, Sheriff Charles Macnair believed Morrison had every opportunity to serve his sentence in the community and could not allow the order to continue again.

"In my view, the end of the road has arrived," he said.

Morrison, 31, of Elder Place, Rosyth, previously admitted on December 8, at the Co-operative, Shamrock Street, he stole a bottle of alcohol, struck the door repeatedly and gestured in a threatening manner toward two members of staff.

And, on October 25, at Burnside Street, Rosyth, he shouted, swore, uttered offensive remarks and caused damage to a window.

On April 25, 2018, at High Street, Inverkeithing, he conducted himself in a disorderly manner, shouted, swore, and uttered threats of violence and committed a breach of peace.

On October 29, 2017, at Townhill Road, he drove a motor car while consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his blood was 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, which exceeded the prescribed limit.

On August 24, at Queensferry Road and elsewhere, he drove a car dangerously, drove at excess speed, causing his car to collide with a kerb, lost control of the vehicle and caused the car to collide with shrubbery there; and drove while disqualified and without any insurance policy.

Also, after being granted bail on December 10 on the condition he remain at his address between 7pm-7am each day, he failed to comply with the condition on January 22.

When he committed a breach of the peace, police officers were called to help at Inverkeithing High Street.

Morrison was drunk and officers were under the impression that he was looking for a fight. He was antagonising members of the public and experiencing extreme mood swings.

Last October, Morrison appeared at his sister's home drunk in the early hours. After about 15 minutes, he was asked to leave the property. He was heard shouting abusive words outside and then damaged a window costing £200.

In a bizarre incident at the Co-op, at 6.05am, Morrison told staff that the morning papers had arrived and started helping them. He told them he was just helping himself to a bottle of wine and staff then realised he was not the delivery person. He took the wine and then asked for some cigarettes and attempted to hide the bottle behind his back.

When he was asked to give it back, he became agitated and staff became frightened of what he might do next.

He also smashed the wine bottle outside and gestured to staff from the window.

Last August, Morrison was at a friend's house when he had been given permission to use her car to pick up another friend at around 9.30pm. He was seen speeding past witnesses on Queensferry Road, driving so fast that they lost sight of him.

Another witness then saw him attempt to take a right onto Carnegie Avenue but because he was driving so fast, he clipped the kerb and lost control, ending up in nearby bushes.

The previous witnesses had caught up by this point and all parties went to help. When police arrived, it transpired that he had been disqualified from driving.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: "There are a number of reports detailing the difficulties Mr Morrison has had.

"This is reflected in the offences and linked to mental health issues, stemming from the death of his brother and parents.

"To cope, he has been using drink and was admitted to ward two last year.

"In four out of six matters, drink played a significant role in his offences.

"He accepts that his driving was careless and that the court will take a dim view.

"That being said, he had not offended in 2019 – he has had two shots at this order but he is now in a place to complete this."

Sheriff Macnair said: "You were placed on a community payback order and you have breached that twice.

"Sentence was deferred and it should have given you every compulsion to comply with the work.

"In my view, the end of the road has arrived and I am not prepared to allow this order to continue yet again."