A Ballingry man who chased after a car when he was armed with an axe has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Michael Livingstone was shouting for the driver to get out of the vehicle.

Livingstone, 29, of Ballingry Crescent, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on April 27 at Ballingry Crescent, he chased a car whilst in possession of an axe and shouting at a man to get out of the car.

He also admitted being unlawfully in possession of an offensive weapon.

Depute fiscal Xander van der Scheer said the incident occurred at 8.50am.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said there was a background of bad feeling between the parties.

She said certain matters had been reported to the police and her client was “frustrated” that nothing had been done.

“He accepts it was not appropriate to take the law into his own hands,” she added.

Sheriff James Macdonald noted there appeared to have been an element of planning as Livingstone told a social worker that he kept the axe at his front door.

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work.