Fife man assaulted police officer and had offensive weapon

A Fife man who admitted fighting, possessing an offensive weapon and assaulting a police constable has had his sentence deferred until April 8.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:50 pm

Michael Burke, of Maple Gardens, Methil appeared before Sheriff James Williamson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Burke, 20, admitted on January 19, 2020 at an address in Whyterose Terrace, Methil he admitted engaging in a stand up fight with another, repeatedly striking each other on the head with a bottle, punch each other on the head and commit a breach of the peace.

He further admitted on the same date, in the same place, he had with him an offensive weapon, namely a wooden pole, without lawful authority.

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Burke appeared before Sheriff Williamson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Burke also admitted on the same date and in the same place he assaulted a police constable in the execution of his duty and did kick him on the body, contrary to the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

Sentence was deferred for a criminal justice social work report. Bail continued.

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