A 23-year-old man became irate with his sister after she called him a paedophile.

The pair had been joking on the phone when she made the comment which led to James Weight going to her home in Aberdour and making threats. 

Weight, of Melville Gardens, Burntisland, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on February 23 at Main Street, Aberdour, he banged and kicked at a door, demanded to be allowed entry, shouted derogatory remarks and made threats.

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Depute fiscal Amy Robertson said at around noon Weight had been having a phone discussion with his sister in which they were “joking around”.

However, when his sister called him a paedophile, Weight became angry, making threats and saying: “I’ll come down there and punch your lights out.”

He then told his sister he would be at her door in the next half-hour and she contacted the police.

Weight went to her house and began banging on her door. When there was no response he started kicking the door, causing cracks to appear around the frame.

Police officers arrived and found Weight outside the property. He said: “Has that little faggot called you?”

Defence solicitor Gino Gambale said: “He was called a paedophile and this struck a nerve with him.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland imposed a community payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work.