A CROSSHILL man who punched his sister in the face during a row has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Gary Marshall, 35, of Castle Avenue, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 21, at his home, he assaulted his sister by punching her to the head to her injury.

Depute fiscal Sean Maher told the court previously that Marshall had been visited by his sister and mother.

An argument had started over a damaged iPad belonging to his sister.

There was then an altercation during which Marshall punched his sister to the left cheek, causing bruising and soreness.

Marshall later told police: “I know I punched my sister and shouldn’t have. I’m sorry.”

Marshall spent a period in custody following the offence.

Sheriff James Macdonald imposed a community payback order with 125 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.