A LOCHGELLY man who punched a neighbour after getting to the "end of his tether" over a row over noise has been fined.

John Bryce, 59, of Grainger Street, turned up at a property and told the man he had "had enough of the f****** noise" before punching him in the face.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, he had previously admitted that on December 22 last year, at Grainger Street, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he shouted, swore, repeatedly struck a door and attempted to gain entry.

He also assaulted a man by punching him on the head.

Depute Fiscal, Dev Kapadia, said there appeared to have been an ongoing issue over noise coming from the neighbour's property.

Bryce turned up at the couple's house after they had been out to take their dog for a walk and they heard shouting and banging coming from their front door.

When the door was opened, Bryce punched the man on the side of the face.

Solicitor, Stephen Morrison, said his client accepted his wrong doing.

"Loud noise of one sort or another had been emanating from the property for a long number of months," he said. "He had reported this noise to the council at least a dozen or so times and also to the police. He accepts his wrong doing but was at the end of his tether."

Sheriff James MacDonald fined Bryce £160.