A ROSYTH man who failed to engaged in a community-based sentence after violent incidents is now behind bars.

Darren Paterson, 27, of Boyle Drive, appeared back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for offences that had been dealt with previously.

He had admitted that on various occasions on August 25 last year, at an address in Rosyth, he shouted, swore, broke a bottle and struck and kicked doors repeatedly.

He also admitted that on February 21, at Church Street, Inverkeithing, he assaulted a male by pushing him repeatedly on the body and punching him on the head.

He also acted aggressively, shouted, threw a chair, ripped a fire extinguisher from its bracket and threatened to throw it.

The court was told previously that the Rosyth incident involved Paterson going to the home of a former partner at 5am and causing a disruption which woke up residents in the street.

He had been let in eventually and he fell asleep.

He later left the property but returned at 5pm the same day and started shouting, swearing and kicking the door.

The second incident occurred at homeless accommodation when Paterson punched another man living there.

He had been sentenced to carry out unpaid work but this order was breached.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said of the Inverkeithing incident: “The other occupants were in the habit of banging on his window when they were drunk and he lost his temper.”

Sheriff Wyllie Robertson jailed Paterson for eight months.