BECOMING involved in a rumpus at a rock gig cost a man a £500 fine.

Alexander Anderson retaliated on behalf of his brother after seeing him being assaulted in a bar in Dunfermline.

The punch-up resulted in Anderson, 40, of Mayview Road, Anstruther, appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on January 12, at Guildhall Street, Dunfermline, he assaulted the victim by punching him on the head, knocking him to the ground and thereafter again punched him on the head to his injury.

Depute fiscal Rebecca Clarke said: “The accused and complainer had been at a rock concert. At 11pm, there was an altercation between the accused’s brother and the complainer.

“The accused saw the complainer grabbing his brother by his throat and acting aggressively, ripping his shirt.

“In response, the accused punched the complainer to the face, causing him to fall to the ground. He then punched him again when he was on the ground.”

Mr Watson sustained a black eye and cuts to his eye and lip.

Defence solicitor Chris Sneddon said: “He heard the complainer shouting, ‘Don’t start something you can’t finish’.”

Sheriff Chris Shead responded: “Yes but he was fighting in a public place and caused a significant injury.”