A YOUTH who assaulted two pupils when he was at Beath High School has appeared at Court for sentencing.

A 13-year-old boy sustained a fractured cheekbone after being punched by Dylan Wakely.

Five months later, he punched a 14-year-old girl after throwing a snowball at her.

Wakely, 18, of Natal Place, Cowdenbeath, previously admitted that on August 22, at Beath High School, Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath, he assaulted a boy who was then aged 13 by punching him on the head to his injury, while acting under provocation.

He also admitted that on January 22, at Foulford Road, he assaulted a girl then aged 14 by grabbing her hair, pulling her and punching her on the head to her injury.

Depute fiscal, Clare Kennedy, said the first incident resulted in the victim suffering from a swollen eye and bloody nose.

The boy was standing beside Wakely when someone spat on them from above, missing the accused but hitting the complainer's bag.

The boy then rubbed the bag against Wakely provoking him and the accused punched him on his left eye before walking away.

The second incident caused the girl to sustain a swollen cheek.

The Court heard, on Wednesday, that there had been some recent ill-feeling between Wakely and the girl.

He had been throwing snowballs in her direction on their lunch break, so she challenged him.

An argument began between the pair and he subsequently punched her on the face.

Sheriff Simon Collins told the teen that the incidents had been "nasty" assaults before sentencing him to 180 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.

He also ordered that Wakely pay each of the victims £150 in compensation.