A KINCARDINE man subjected a takeaway employee to racial abuse after a row over a size of a calzone pizza.

The man had phoned the Village Tandoori and, when he was told the size of pizza he had requested was not available, he decided to place his order in person.

However, when he was again told he couldn't have what he wanted, he called the shop worker a "black b******" and a "Paki b******".

Davis, 31, of Mercer Street, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court after admitting that on July 2 at the Village Tandoori, he acted in a racially aggravated manner by uttering racially offensive language at an employee.

Solicitor Stephen Morrison said his client was not proud of his behaviour.

"He is absolutely ashamed of himself," he told the court. "He is born and bred in Kincardine and has been going into this shop for 10 years, without incident, on a regular basis.

"A particular type of calzone was always prepared for his partner and, on this occasion, it appeared to be a different individual who had not been prepared to do this and he accepts he should have just accepted that."

Sheriff Alastair Thornton told Davis he "behaved very badly". He fined him £375 and also ordered him to pay £200 in compensation to the shop employee for the concern and upset.