A NIGHT out in Dunfermline did not go to plan for a Perth man who argued with his partner, had his head cut in a fight with a male and suffered a rib injury when he struggled with police after he was arrested.

It also proved to be an expensive visit for Brett Skerry when he was hit with a £450 fine.

Skerry, 41, of Path of Condie, Perth, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on September 5, at Donald Street, Dunfermline, he resisted, obstructed or hindered two police constables and, having been detained, attempted to leave a police vehicle and then struggled with the officers.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said: “At around 12.30am, he was detained. He was in the back of the police vehicle where he had been put as they waited for an ambulance.

“Once he’d been treated he tried to get out of the police van.”

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said: “He’d been out for drinks with his partner and returned to her home. During the night, they had met a male known to his partner who said he had nowhere to stay.

“His partner said this male could stay at her home, which caused an argument between her and Mr Skerry.

“They all got in a taxi and after paying the fare, my client went into the house and found them in an embrace.

“This resulted in a confrontation which became physical. Mr Skerry was injured having been hit over the head.”

After being treated for the head injury, Skerry then sustained a rib injury in his struggles with the police. This injury has prevented him from working since, said the solicitor.

Sheriff Charles MacNair fined Skerry £450.