A FIGHT involving at least five men took place outside a shop in Ballingry at two o’clock in the afternoon and was captured fully on CCTV.

The video was shown in court and showed what started off as a boxing style ‘square-go’ ending up with one man coming off worse and being punched to the ground, kicked and dragged.

The bust-up in Ballingry was the culmination of long-standing bad feeling between the men involved, leading to three men appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

In the dock were James McDonald, 30, of Kirktoun Park, Ballingry; his dad George McDonald, 49, of Malcolm Street, Ballingry; and David Winiarski, 25, of Croall Place, Kelty.

The McDonalds had both previously admitted that on March 25 last year, at the Nisa store, Benarty Square, Ballingry, whilst acting with others, they assaulted the complainer by punching and kicking him repeatedly on the head and body, causing him to fall to the ground, and dragged him along the ground, all to his injury.

Winiarski had admitted assault by repeatedly punching and kicking the victim on the head and body.

The court was told that Winiarksi had gone to the fight scene after receiving a phone call telling him what was going on outside the shop.

After watching the CCTV evidence, Sheriff Craig McSherry told all three that their conduct would have merited custodial sentences.

However, he instead imposed community payback orders. James McDonald will do 240 hours of unpaid work, George McDonald will do 200 hours and Winiarski was given 160 hours to complete.