A Dunfermline serial offender has appeared in court again after shouting abuse at females who were walking their dog.

Back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court was 38-year-old Kenneth Grindlay, of Mackie Place.

He admitted that on June 24 at Woodmill Road, Dunfermline, he shouted, swore, made offensive comments, challenged people to fight and brandished a wine bottle in the presence of 14-year-old child.

Grindlay has a long history of targeting complete strangers, usually females, in the street and causing them distress and fear.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at 9.30pm two ladies were walking a dog near St Columba’s High School.

They saw a man leaving the school grounds and he then began shouting at them, asking for a fight and calling them “mongols”.

The females walked away but Grindlay continued shouting and started brandishing a wine bottle, saying: “Come on then."

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client has “a complicated mental health history and a fairly significant issue with alcohol”.

Sheriff Gordon Liddle said he had considered jailing Grindlay, just to “take him off the streets for a period of time” and noted his record was “full of similar offending”.

However, he deferred sentencing until November 22 to see if Grindlay can stay out of further trouble.