A DUNFERMLINE man has been fined for assaulting a doorman at a pub in the town.

David Bailey, 23, of Maitland Street, was upset at the way the bouncer was speaking to his girlfriend.

Bailey admitted that on March 31, at Coady’s bar, Pilmuir Street, he assaulted the man by punching him on the head to his injury.

Depute fiscal Jennifer Graham told Dunfermline Sheriff Court: “The complainer is employed as a door steward and the accused was a regular at the bar.

“He had been there with his girlfriend, who was approached by the complainer.

"There was then an incident between him and the accused’s girlfriend. At this point, the accused punched the complainer.”

Defence solicitor Sarah Meehan said: “It was a bar he frequented regularly and the complainer was known to him. He was with his girlfriend and both of them had been drinking.

“There were up dancing and his girlfriend bumped into a group of females.

"Words were exchanged and the complainer intervened. He pulled Mr Bailey’s girlfriend aside physically and she was trying to explain what had happened had been an accident.

“Mr Bailey was upset about the way his girlfriend was being spoken to. He was under the influence of alcohol and this may have clouded his judgement.”

Sheriff Derek Reekie told Bailey: “This man was doing his job and didn’t deserve to be punched.

"We’ve seen from recent events in Edinburgh the damage a single punch can cause.”

He fined Bailey £300 and ordered him to pay £150 compensation to the doorman.