A 17-year-old Cowdenbeath youth threw boulders through windows at his mum’s home on two successive days.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He had gone to his mum’s home to try to pick up possessions but left waiting in the rain because she was not there, the Court heard.

He admitted that on two separate occasions between 2nd and 3rd March, an address in Cowdenbeath, he wilfully or recklessly damaged property belonging to another by breaking a window by throwing stone at it.

Depute fiscal, Katherine Fraser, said that in the first incident the youth had gone to his mum’s home at around 5pm because he wanted pick up his belongings.

She was not at home but he decided to wait and after four hours was still there.

“He decided not to wait any longer and he picked up a large boulder and threw it through a window. He then went through the smashed window into the house and collected his belongings,” added the depute.

There was a similar incident the following day when the youth returned to his mother’s property.

She was out again when he arrived and an argument broke when she came back with two male companions.

On this occasion, the youth threw a rock at a window three times before it smashed.

Defence solicitor, Elaine Buist, said her client’s position was that he had been assaulted by the males.

On the first incident she said, “He was quite soaked through. He waited for four hours and his mum kept telling him on the phone she was coming back.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and sentencing will take place on 3rd April.