A DUNFERMLINE man who was chased from a house he went into when pursued by police has been put on a ‘tag’.

Leon Mitchell, 30, of Broomhead Drive, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court over incidents that began at 4.30am.

He admitted that on May 22 last year at Headwell Avenue, he shouted, acted aggressively and banged on a door.

He also admitted that in Townhill Road and during a journey to Dunfermline police station, he entered a house uninvited, shouted, swore and acted aggressively.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that, at 4.30am, police had been called to a report of a man banging on a door in Headwell Avenue.

Before they reached the address, they were flagged down by a man in the street who turned out to be Mitchell, who has asking for a run home.

When officers went to the scene of the earlier disturbance, they were told Mitchell had been the one banging on the door.

He ran off and police went after him. They lost sight of him but then saw him running down stairs from a house in Townhill Road being chased.

Defence solicitor Amy Harley said: “He realises this could have caused real panic.”

Sheriff David Hall said: “It wasn’t a case of 'could have', it did.”

From the dock, Mitchell said: “My partner used to live there.”

Sheriff Hall said: “Yes, but she wasn’t there at that time.”

He imposed a four-month restriction of liberty order and a community payback order with one year of supervision.