A “KERFUFFLE” between a teenager and his mum ended with her being struck with a dog chain.

A heated row developed into a physical struggle and resulted in Leon Simpson appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Simpson, 18, of Lansdowne Crescent, Kincardine, submitted a guilty plea.

He admitted that on December 2, at his home, he shouted and swore at his mum, behaved aggressively, failed to desist when asked, struggled with her and waved a dog chain whereby she was struck on the body and was placed in a state of fear and alarm.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said an argument had started about him having to find a job.

He went on: “The argument became heated. The accused had just returned home from walking his dog and was waving the chain about during the disturbance. The chain struck his mother on the leg as he struggled with her.

“The dog was nearby and because of the commotion it became agitated and nipped her because of the kerfuffle.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “It was an argument that got out of hand and as result of it, his mother put him out of the house.

“He was in homeless accommodation afterwards for a time. He’s now back at home and has found work as a waiter.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown told Simpson: “Behaving like a three-year-old and throwing a tantrum at your mother is not on.” However, he said in the circumstances of the case he would simply admonish him.