A 20-YEAR-OLD man spat on his sister after she said he should move out of the house.

As a result, Sean McMaster, now of James Street, Dunfermline, has been ordered to do unpaid work.

McMaster appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court representing himself.

He admitted that on September 22, at Craigleith Avenue, Inverkeithing, he assaulted his sister by spitting on her leg.

Depute fiscal Amy Robertson said McMaster had been living with his mum and sisters at the time of the incident.

At around 5pm, there had been an argument and one of the sisters had told McMaster he should move out and find somewhere else to live.

McMaster responded by spitting at her and it landed on her leg.

Sheriff Charles Lugton said: “Spitting is a disgusting form of assault.” He asked McMaster what he wanted to say about the offence.

He answered: “It all happened because my mum was watching a programme about Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer, in front of my sisters and I said she shouldn’t.”

McMaster said he was unemployed and now living with a friend.

Sheriff Lugton imposed a community payback order with 150 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.