A woman was sexually assaulted by a drunk 53-year-old man as she worked at a music event in a Dunfermline bar.

The culprit was Barry Gibson, of Blair Street, Kelty, who has now been put on the sex offenders’ register after appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Gibson admitted that on April 8 last year at The Monarch Bar, James Street, he sexually assaulted a woman by repeatedly touching her on the body, grabbed her buttocks over her clothing, grabbed her by the waist, pulled her towards him and tried to kiss her.

Depute fiscal Lauren Pennycook said Gibson had turned up for a music event at the pub at around 6pm. The woman was working there for the night in connection with the event.

He asked her directions to the toilets and then asked the woman if was going in there with him.

Five minutes later she felt somebody grabbing her from behind. Gibson had placed his hand around her waist and whispered something to her which she did not hear.

He went away for a time but later returned and tried to kiss the woman. She turned away and told him to leave her alone.

He came back again and put his hands around her waist.

The depute went on: “At around 10pm he again approached her, touched her on waist and on her bum as she was moving away from him. She spoke to the manager and asked for him to be removed which he was. She contacted the police.”

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said: “He’s 53 and has never been in trouble before. Alcohol had been taken and he has little to no recollection of events.”

Sheriff Shirley McKenna called for reports and Gibson will be sentenced on March 22. He was put on the sex offenders’ register.