A MAN who was found acting suspiciously in a Dunfermline street has avoided a prison sentence despite a second conviction of driving while disqualified.

Gary Nicolson came to the attention of police as a resident in Colton Terrace spotted him in the area in the early hours and thought he was acting suspiciously.

Despite denying to officers that he had been driving his vehicle, the witness told police she had seen him behind the wheel, which resulted in an appearance at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Appearing for sentencing, Nicolson, 30, had previously admitted that on October 14, on various roads namely Colton Terrace, William Street, both Dunfermline, and elsewhere within Fife, he drove while disqualified.

He also failed to give the identity of the person driving his car when required to do so by police.

Nicolson, of Main Street, West Wemyss, was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work within six months and was banned from driving for 40 months.