A MAN caused a disturbance on a rail journey to Fife then claimed he was in the IRA and was going to bomb the train.

Another man was spat at by John Tracey during the incident at Inverkeithing rail station.

Tracey, 45, of Lambeth, London, has submitted guilty pleas at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on February 24 last year at Inverkeithing railway station, Boreland Road, he assaulted a man by spitting at him.

He also admitted that at Inverkeithing railway station and in the course of a train journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Inverkeithing, he repeatedly shouted, swore, acted aggressively, punched the train repeatedly, attempted to re-enter the train after being told to leave it, stated that he was a member of the IRA and would bomb the train.

Tracey did not appear in court. Sentencing was deferred until October 7 for Tracey to attend.