A DRUNKEN youth spat in the face of a doorman outside a Dunfermline nightclub.

The culprit, from Rosyth, is aged 17 and cannot be named for legal reasons.

He appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and was warned he would be soon be behind bars if he continued to offend.

The youth admitted that on August 7, at Lourenzos, St Margaret’s Street, Dunfermline, he assaulted a door steward by spitting on him, causing saliva to strike him on the face.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said that at 11.20pm, the doorman and another employee became aware of the youth causing an incident outside the nightclub.

He was very intoxicated and was told he would not be getting in.

He was encouraged to leave and was ushered across the road. He then turned and spat at the doorman, hitting him in the face.

The workers took hold of the youth and held him until the police arrived.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He has no recollection of what took place.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown told the youth: “You’re only 17, you’re not supposed to be out drinking. You’re an unpleasant creature when you’ve been drinking.”

He warned the youth that he would be heading for a custodial sentence if he continued to offend.

Sheriff Brown imposed a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision. He also ordered the youth to pay £150 compensation.

The youth is already on a restriction of liberty order. His previous offences include causing a disturbance at McDonalds where he challenged staff to fight and spat at them, assault on a police officer and assault on a Tesco employee.