A KELTY man who assaulted two police officers after causing a disturbance on Hogmanay has been warned he faces jail if he continues offending.

Deane Hunter was at Dunfermline Sheriff Court to be sentenced following a string of offences.

Hunter, 25, of Cocklaw Street, was involved in a fight at a bar in Cowdenbeath before kicking at the police constables.

Hunter admitted that on December 31, at Partners Bar, High Street, Cowdenbeath, he acted aggressively, kicked and struck the doors and windows, refused to leave when asked to do so and fought with three men.

He also admitted that at Hall Street, Cowdenbeath, he assaulted a police officer by repeatedly kicking him on the body.

He then assaulted another police officer by repeatedly kicking her on the body.

Hunter was already on a community payback order, which he breached and so had to be sentenced again for these offences.

On June 3 last year, at an address in Kelty, he shouted, swore, refused to leave when asked to do so, threw a television set to the ground, struggled with his former partner by seizing and pulling her hair, and made threats of violence and menacing remarks to police officers.

He also assaulted a police sergeant by kicking him on the body.

In the course of a journey between Kelty and Dunfermline police station, he damaged the vehicle.

On July 14, at an address in Leven, he shouted, swore and repeatedly uttered abusive remarks and threats of violence towards his ex-partner and lashed out whereby he struck another female.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said if he avoided jail her client would have to change his ways or end up spending significant periods in custody.

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a new community payback order with 250 hours of unpaid work and a six-month restriction of liberty order. He deferred sentence on the Leven offence until August 21.