A DUNFERMLINE man took the law into his own hands after his home became the target for teenage yobs.

He tracked down a 16-year-old who had been jumping on the bonnet of his car and battered him.

A 13-year-old boy, who was also part of the group, was also assaulted.

Shaun Boyle later went to the home of one of the trouble-makers and made threats of violence.

Boyle, 51, of Dover Drive, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on April 2 last year, at Masterton Road, Dunfermline, he assaulted a 16-year-old boy by punching him repeatedly to the head and kicked him to the body, to his injury.

He also assaulted a 13-year-old boy by punching him to the head.

He admitted further that on April 4, at Dover Drive, he shouted, lunged repeatedly towards a man and made threats of violence.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said it was accepted by the Crown that the accused had been provoked by the behaviour of youths.

He had been contacted by his wife and told someone had been jumping on his car.

Boyle had tracked down the youth involved and the court was shown video of him punching and kicking the boy as he lay curled up on the ground.

Another youth, who was filming the incident on his phone, was also punched.

The court was also shown CCTV of Boyle at the home of the car vandal. He confronted his parent, threatening to “murder” him.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had never been in trouble before. In the lead-up to these incidents, his home had been targeted by a group of youths.

“On this occasion, the complainer had been seen jumping on the bonnet of his motor vehicle. He was told what had happened and set off to confront the youths,” he added.

Sheriff James MacDonald noted Boyle was a first offender and acting under provocation. He deferred sentence for good behaviour until July 13.