A SEX OFFENDER who turned up drunk to a meeting to get court reports done has been remanded in custody.

Gary Paterson, 44, of Adamson Crescent, Dunfermline, had been due to be sentenced on Wednesday for two breaches of the Sexual Offences Protection Order which he had been placed on four years ago.

However, he was drunk for his appointment with the social workers so the report had not been completed.

Sheriff Charles Macnair ran out of patience with Paterson at his appearance at Dunfermline Sheriff Court this week and said the paperwork would have to be done behind bars.

Paterson had admitted that on June 21, at New City House, Edgar Street, he was intoxicated with alcohol, when subject to a sexual offences prevention order imposed on July 24, 2015, which prohibited him from consuming alcohol in public and from being intoxicated through alcohol in public.

He also had pleaded guilty to an earlier charge when he was intoxicated through alcohol on Townhill Road on June 6 despite the order prohibiting him from such behaviour.

Sheriff Charles Macnair said Paterson had breached the order on two occasions.

"One breach you were meant to be having a report carried out by the social worker," he told him. "You attended with four times the legal limit for driving.

"I am prepared to see what the reports have to say before sentencing you but having regard to your attendance at the department in a drunken state, I consider that there is a substantial risk that if released on bail, you would again turn up drunk or otherwise breach your order."

He remanded him in custody and Paterson will return to court on July 31.