A Lochgelly man has been sentenced once again for a racist rant in an Indian take-away, which previously almost landed him a jail sentence.

Back In the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, was Kyle Gardener, 35, of Fraser Drive.

He caused a disturbance at a take-away when he went back to complain about a food order that he was unhappy about almost three years ago.

He had been put on a community payback order for the offence but breached it. He was then put on a five-month ‘tag’ but breached that as well.

Now he has been put on another restriction of liberty order, this time for six months by Sheriff Garry Sutherland.

Gardener had admitted that on March 38, 2021, at Taste of India, High Street, Cowdenbeath, he acted in a racially aggravated manner to two people there by shouting, swearing and making racist remarks.

He also damaged property by punching a light fixture.

Gardener had gone into the take-away in an intoxicated state and became abusive towards two brothers working there.

He was making racist comments such as “Paki b*******” and seemed to be unhappy about problems he had with an order earlier in the week.

Sheriff Wylie Robertson had told Gardener at the original sentencing in December 2021 that if it was not for the fact that he had child care responsibilities for his son he would have been heading to jail.