A ROSYTH man brandished a knife as he challenged someone to fight.

Troy Burk, 22, of Forker Avenue, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 15 last year at Queensferry Road and Kings Road, Rosyth, he was unlawfully in possession of a knife.

He also shouted, swore and challenged someone to fight whilst brandishing the knife.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He doesn’t have any real recollection of what took place.

"The knife belonged to his late father. It’s a large knife with a rusty blade and he doesn’t know why he took it.

“This was entirely out of character and it took place against the background of his father’s death.”

Sheriff Francis Gill told Burk that although he was a first offender it was “only a matter of good fortune that things did not escalate”.

He imposed a community payback order with 135 hours of unpaid work and six months of supervision.