Man made racist remarks to hospital nurse and assaulted police officer

A man who admitted making racist remarks to a hospital nurse, making violent threats towards police and assaulting an officer in Kirkcaldy has had his sentence deferred until March 10, 2022.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 12:01 pm

Steven Pitcaithly, of Artillery Lane, Dundee, appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Pitcaithly, 58, admitted on August 19, 2020 at Accident and Emergency, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy he acted in a racially aggravated manner causing alarm and distress to a registered nurse by repeatedly shouting, swearing, uttering Sectarian remarks and racially offensive remarks towards her.

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The case called recently at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

He further admitted on February 15, 2021 at an address in Rosslyn Street, Kirkcaldy he behaved in a threatening manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing, making threats of violence, brandishing a guitar towards police constables and struggling with them to avoid arrest.

He also admitted on February 19, 2021 at an address in Westwood Avenue, Kirkcaldy he assaulted a police constable, uttered threats of violence towards him and attempted to strike him on the head with a guitar.

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