A MAN is to be sentenced after being found on a public street with an offensive weapon – a potato peeler.

Our sister paper the Dunfermline Press reported that Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on Saturday in Appin Crescent, a public place, he was in possession of an object which had a blade or was sharply pointed.

The object in question was a potato peeler.

His defence solicitor Selina McKay said her client "suffers from significant learning difficulties which have been lifelong".

Sheriff Pino di Emidio called for reports and Walker will return to court for sentencing on May 16.