A 47-year-old man bit a police officer and injured another at Dunfermline police station.

George Smith, formerly of Broad Street, Cowdenbeath, now Kirkcaldy, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 3 at Dunfermline police station, he assaulted a police officer by biting him on the body to his injury.

He assaulted a second officer by forcibly pushing him whereby he was injured.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Smith had been taken into police custody “because of his level of intoxication”. When taken to the police station Smith refused to engage with officers or answer any questions.

“As a result of his conduct he was required to remove his clothing and wasn’t happy about this,” added the depute.

Smith then bit one of the officers and pushed the hand of another constable, causing an injury which kept him off work for around three weeks. The officer who was bitten required tetanus jags.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He is very remorseful and has very little recollection of what took place.”

He described his client as “socially isolated”.

Sheriff Francis Gill imposed a structured deferred sentence which will be reviewed on November 29.