A COWDENBEATH man, who was given “lots of last chances” by the court, has now been jailed.

Colvin Martin, 21, of Hillcrest, Cowdenbeath, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court to be sentenced again for various matters including assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

He had been given community disposals but there had been a “woeful failure to comply” said Sheriff Charles Macnair.

The convictions go back to 2020. On December 9 that year at Ochil View, Lumphinnans, he was unlawfully in possession of a baseball bat.

He admitted that on March 27, 2021 outside the Fife Sports and Leisure Centre, Pit Road, Cowdenbeath, he assaulted a 13-year-old boy by seizing him by the clothing and pushing him to the ground to his injury.

On April 21, 2021 at Ellon Road and at Redcraigs, Kirkcaldy, he assaulted a man by pursuing him, made threats, repeatedly struck him on the head, seized him on the body, to his injury.

On November 21, 2021 at Moss Side Road, Cowdenbeath, he shouted, swore, made a threat of violence and upturned furniture in the house.

Martin had been put on community-based disposals but breached them.

Sheriff Macnair said Martin had been given “lots of last chances” and jailed him for a total of 386 days.