A RACIST teenager has been sentenced after exposing himself in front of primary school pupils.

The young man also committed a string of violent offences, including punching a 14-year-old boy in Dunfermline.

Jake Metcalfe exposed his buttocks in view of primary school pupils when living in Lochgelly and viciously attacked a Fife College student in Halbeath.

Metcalfe, 18, formerly of James Bank Hostel, Dunfermline, now of Maryfield Crescent, Leslie, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court to be sentenced for the charges he admitted previously.

On May 10, at James Bank Hostel, he acted in a racially-aggravated manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing and making racial remarks to an employee.

He then assaulted another employee there, a 62-year-old man, by striking him on the head with a can, punched and kicked him repeatedly on the body, engaged in a struggle with him, seized him by the head and attempted to strike him with a bicycle, all to his injury.

On February 12, 2019, at North Street, Lochgelly, he lowered his clothing and exposed his buttocks, committing a breach of the peace.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said this incident occurred at 12.30pm when Metcalfe was playing loud music in his then home, near Lochgelly West Primary School.

He was shouting towards pupils in the playground and then pulled down his tracksuit bottoms, exposing his buttocks. The children told their teachers and the police were contacted.

On August 14, 2019, at Woodmill High School, he assaulted a boy then aged 14 by punching him on the head to his injury.

This incident occurred at around 8pm when Metcalfe had approached the boy and punched him in the face saying: “That’s what you get”.

The victim had no idea why he had been attacked and was left with a bruised eye, said the depute.

On October 1, 2019, at Guttergates, Halbeath, Metcalfe assaulted an 18-year-old youth by punching him on the head and body, causing him to fall to the ground, and kicked him on the head to his injury.

The victim here was a Fife College student who was walking home when attacked.

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Metcalfe: “It’s only by the skin of your teeth that you’re going to remain at liberty.”

He warned him that was likely to change if there was further offending.

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with three years of supervision and 270 hours of unpaid work. Metcalfe was also put on a restriction of liberty order for six months.