A KELTY man was so badly assaulted after a party that he suffered memory loss.

Paul Michie had been in a relationship with the cousin of his victim when he took offence to a slur that was said at a celebration.

It rattled him so much that he turned up at the victim's family home and barged in through the front door angry at what had been said at the party.

Relatives also in the home could hear shouting from upstairs and when they went to see what was going on they could see Michie at the bottom of the stairs on top of his first victim with his hands around his throat squeezing.

When another relative tried to intervene he was punched by Michie and fell to the ground. He pinned him to the ground and screamed at him, "You shouldn't have said anything to my f***ing girlfriend".

When police arrived at the scene they found a lot of people out on the street where emotions seemed to be running high.

One man was so badly injured he suffered memory loss of the incident and they both left with cuts to the body and head.

Michie, 26, of Dullomuir Drive, Kelty, previously admitted that on August 28, 2016, at an address in Kelty, whilst acting with another, did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did enter the said premises uninvited, shout, swear and act in an aggressive manner.

On the date and at the same address he did assault a man and did seize him by the throat and compress the same. Also when acting with another he did assault another man and did punch him on the head and cause him to fall on the ground, seize him by the throat and compress the same, place his knee on his body and hold him against the ground to his injury.

Defence solicitor, Bob Hunter, told Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday: "Mr Michie does not accept some of the detail narrated but does accept that he overacted to the slur regarding his girlfriend.

"He does realise the seriousness of the incident. However, he is not in a relationship anymore with the girlfriend mentioned here and has no contact with her or her extended family."

Sheriff Derek Reekie said: "I take the view that these are significant and serious assaults. To suggest that it was in self-defence when you went to the property is misleading.

"This was a deliberate assault."

Michie was ordered to pay £500 in compensation to his victims and will have to perform 150 hours of unpaid work as part of a community payback order.