A MAN caught with two knives in the centre of Cowdenbeath said he was “out to hurt people”.

The culprit was 26-year-old Peter Murray, of East Forth Street, Cellardyke, who has now appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 10, at High Street, Cowdenbeath, he was unlawfully in possession of two knives.

He also failed to provide breath specimens to police to ascertain his ability to drive and the proportion of alcohol in his breath.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at 11.20am, police officers came across a vehicle in the middle of the road up on a traffic island.

They spoke to Murray at the vehicle and could smell alcohol on his breath.

He refused to take a breath test, was arrested and said he was “out to hurt people with knives”.

When searched, he was found to be in possession of two knives.

Defence solicitor David McLaughlin said: “He accepts he’d been drinking and it was against that background he made these comments.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown called for reports. He imposed a temporary driving ban and Murray will be sentenced on October 27.