A 20-year-old man screamed and made death threats during a chase in Rosyth.

Jake Metcalfe, of Brankholm View, Park Road, Rosyth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on August 10 at Brankholm View he shouted, swore, acted aggressively and repeatedly made threats of violence towards a male.

Depute fiscal Catherine Stevenson said there was a confrontation between the pair with words exchanged. The other male then ran away, jumping a fence. Metcalfe pursued him over the fence and was shouting: “I’m going to kill you and your family.”

He was “screaming and punching at concrete walls” added the depute.

Defence solicitor Amy Harley said her client was “very apologetic”.

Metcalfe is already on a community payback order.

Sheriff Craig McSherry deferred sentence until March 6 to monitor his progress on that order.

In June 2021, Metcalfe was put on a three-year order with unpaid work, supervision and a tag for a string of violent offending. On that occasion, Sheriff Charles Macnair told Metcalfe: “It’s only by the skin of your teeth that you’re going to remain at liberty.”