A MAN has appeared in court for assaulting a 14-year-old boy at a Lochgelly shop.

In the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court was 30-year-old Dean Harman, of Russell Street, Lochgelly.

He admitted that on November 3 at the Co-op, Bank Street, Lochgelly, he assaulted a boy then aged 14, seized him by the clothing, dragged him and struck him on the head.

Harman was representing himself in court.

Sheriff James Macdonald advised Harman that it may be a good idea for him to seek legal representation.

When Harman appeared to be unwilling to do this the sheriff told him it may help keep him out of jail.

Sentence was deferred for reports until April 5.