A MAN assaulted a policeman after a disturbance at a hot food take-away in Dunfermline.

Staff at the shop held Sean Reddington on the ground until officers arrived.

He was very drunk and became aggressive after being he could not buy more booze.

A guilty plea was submitted by Reddington, 24, of Gordon Street, Lochgelly at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on May 6 last year at Inchkeith Drive, Dunfermline, he assaulted a police officer by kicking him on the body.

He acted in a racially aggravated manner by shouting racially offensive names at two men there.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said the incident happened at Raja Brothers take-away at around 10.45pm where Reddington turned up heavily intoxicated.

A row broke out when he was told he could not purchase alcohol and the situation escalated into a physical struggle between Reddington and three workers.

The police were called and the workers held on to Reddington who was shouting abuse including, “P*** b*******”.

Four police officers attended and when he was being arrested Reddington kicked out at one of them.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “This was extremely out of character for him. The only person injured in the incident was Mr Reddington. He regrets how he behaved and what he said.”

Sheriff Pino di Emidio fined Reddington £470.