A MOTHER and daughter were targeted by a Dunfermline man with a history of offending.

Kenneth Grindlay shouted crude comments in the street to the complete strangers after being arrested by the police.

Grindlay, 36, of Mackie Place, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on April 9 last year, at Halbeath Road, and whilst being taken to Dunfermline police station, he shouted sexually-offensive comments repeatedly.

Depute fiscal Mat Piskorz said police had been called out to deal with an incident and Grindlay had been arrested.

He then began shouting at a mother and daughter in the area saying repeatedly: “Do you want to suck my d***?”

Neither of the females knew Grindlay, said the depute.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “It’s been accepted that the comments made were abusive rather than sexual. He has a complicated psychiatric situation and also an alcohol problem.

“He has a propensity to shout the most offensive thing that comes into his head when he gets into an argument.

“There have been previously incidents of him shouting at young people after they had been calling him names.”

Sheriff James MacDonald pointed out Grindlay’s history of previous offending. He imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision including mental health treatment and alcohol counselling.