A LOCHORE man sentenced recently for dog-fighting offences has appeared back in the dock.

This time, Martin Davidson was facing a charge over air weapons.

Davidson, 24, of Abbotsford Road, appeared back at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 11 last year, he was in possession of two air weapons at his home without holding a certificate for them.

The Scottish SPCA carried out a raid on his home that day and removed his dogs. During the search, the air guns were also found.

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback order with 60 hours of unpaid work.

The animal welfare body had obtained a search warrant after receiving intelligence that Davidson was keeping and training dogs for the purposes of fighting.

Davidson was found in possession of videos showing his dogs attacking foxes and him posing with injured and dead animals.

He admitted to training his dogs for animal-fighting, including badger-baiting.

He also admitted failing to provide adequate care for his dogs, which were kept in accommodation which was too small, making them liable to attack each other.

A community payback order was imposed with 160 hours of unpaid work for those offences earlier this month.

Davidson is also subject to a ban preventing him from owning, being in charge of or in possession of dogs for the next five years. Another order was granted allowing the dogs to be re-homed by the SSPCA.