A DRUNK Lochgelly man head-butted a 13-year-old girl and also attacked a woman with a metal pole.

James O’Hanlon had committed “a vile catalogue of offences”, he was told by a sheriff, who jailed him for eight months.

The attacker had a history of previous convictions, drugs misuse and on this occasion had been drinking heavily.

He was unable to remember what he had done and was “devastated” when he found out, a court was told.

O’Hanlon, 33, of Small Street, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, where he admitted a series of offence which took place at his home on March 17.

He repeatedly shouted, swore and made threats of violence whilst in possession of a metal pole.

He assaulted a 13-year-old girl by butting her on the head to her injury.

He assaulted his partner by punching her on the head, butting her on the head, pushing her on the body, repeatedly striking her on the body with a metal pole and repeatedly kicking her on the head, all to her injury.

He repeatedly brandished a metal pole at police officers and made threats of violence.

And he assaulted a police constable by striking him with a metal pole causing injury.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said O’Hanlon and his partner had been drinking alcohol on the night of the incident.

An argument began at about 7.45pm and O’Hanlon became increasingly aggressive.

Two police officers used CS spray in a bid to bring the situation under control. O’Hanlon swung the pole at the police and struck one of the officers on the leg.

Defence solicitor Gwen Haggerty said: “These are serious charges and he accepts that. He has a significant record.

“He says he has pressed the self-destruct button. He’s devastated. To say he’s ashamed does not begin to describe how broken he was when I told him what had happened.”

She added his partner “has not given up on the relationship”.

O’Hanlon was already on a drug treatment and testing order.

Sheriff James MacDonald described O’Hanlon’s behaviour as “a vile catalogue of offences”.

The sheriff indicated some surprise that the case had been brought under summary rather solemn procedure, which curtailed his sentencing powers.