AN ARGUMENT on social media led to a fight in which a man sustained a broken jaw.

The incident led to Keith Annandale, 20, of Seafar Drive, Kelty, appearing in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

The court heard the victim needed to have a metal plate inserted in his jaw and was still suffering from the effects of the injury.

Annandale admitted that on January 28, at an address in Leven, he assaulted the victim by punching him on the head to his severe injury, whilst acting under provocation.

Depute fiscal Sarah Lumsden said Annandale and the victim had both been on nights out and had gone to different house parties.

However, in the early hours of the morning, they became involved in an argument on Facebook with challenges made to have a fight.

They met up at 4.30am and “agreed to go outside to sort out their issue,” added the depute.

There was a brief scuffle and then Annandale punched the complainer, who immediately felt blood in his mouth.

After attending hospital for treatment, it was found he had sustained a fractured lower jaw.

This required an operation with a metal plate being inserted and he still suffers from loss of sensation in the injured area, said the depute.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports. Bail was continued and Annandale will be sentenced on October 18.