A FEUD between two men resulted in an assault in Cardenden.

The victim was punched as he sat in his vehicle during a confrontation.

As a result, 40-year-old Scott Brennan, of Wallsgreen Gardens, Cardenden, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on April 6 last year, at Woodend Road, he acted aggressively towards a man, shouted and directed abusive remarks towards him.

Brennan also admitted he assaulted the man by punching him repeatedly on the head to his injury.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said the incident happened at 12.50pm.

Brennan saw the other man in his vehicle and put his pick-up in front of him to confront him.

The man wound his window down and Brennan punched him in the face repeatedly, calling him a “paedo”.

A woman living nearby saw the incident and went out of her house, at which point Brennan drove off. The man sustained a swollen and bloody nose and was seen by a doctor.

The depute added: “It appears there was an ongoing dispute between them for over a year.”

Defence solicitor Christopher Large said: “Mr Brennan says it was his temper getting the better of him and he regrets it. There was a previous dispute and

the complainer came to Mr Brennan’s home and tried to bash the door in. He mistakenly believed that Mr Brennan had smashed his window.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Brennan: “Whatever the differences were, you were not entitled to act in this manner.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 180 hours of unpaid work and six months of supervision. Brennan was also ordered to pay £500 compensation to the victim.