A SALINE man has been sentenced for an assault in which the victim was headbutted and repeatedly punched and kicked on the head, leaving him unconscious.

Callum Fraser carried out the sustained attack in Dunfermline town centre.

Fraser, 32, of Oakley Road, was previously found guilty at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and returned for sentencing.

On October 23, 2016, at Carnegie Drive, he assaulted the victim by struggling violently with him and butted him on the head, causing him to fall to the ground, repeatedly punched him on the head and body, seized him by the body and dragged him to the ground and kicked him on the head, rendering him unconscious, to his injury.

Sheriff Craig McSherry commented after reading the social work report: “This is a man who says he cannot afford a financial penalty.

“He receives £1,000 a month in benefits from the taxpayer and it seems he spends it on drugs and alcohol.”

Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said: “He hasn’t been able to offer any other explanation.”

She added of the offence: “He was having an episode where maybe his mental health wasn’t stable.”

Sheriff McSherry imposed a nine-month restriction of liberty order.