A LOCHGELLY man who assaulted his brother-in-law has been fined.

The victim was left cut and bruised after the attack by David St John.

As a result, St John, 42, of Cartmore Road, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on January 24 at Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, he assaulted a man by repeatedly punching him on the head and seizing him by the clothing, all to his injury.

He also admitted that later, at Dunfermline Police Station, he assaulted an officer by pushing him.

Depute-fiscal, Azrah Yousaf, said the victim sustained cuts above both eyes and a swollen nose.

Defence solicitor, James Moncrieff, said his client had gone to her sister’s home seeking her help about another matter.

An argument had started with his sister and then his brother-in-law became involved.

The solicitor added that St John had lost his job as an engineer as a result of being arrested and not turning up for work.

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined St John £800.