A THUG who assaulted staff at Queen Margaret Hospital has been given a nine month prison sentence.

Lee Sutherland complained after sentencing that he was being "incarcerated against his human rights" at the hearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

At a trial in January, he was found guilty of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on January 8 last year by shouting, swearing and struggling violently with staff.

He also assaulted a member of staff by throwing hot liquid at him which struck his face to his injury.

During the trial, Sutherland, 27, of Dunlin Avenue, Glenrothes, had said he would get Prime Minister Theresa May involved in the case.

At Wednesday's appearance, he said he had written to the Scottish Government about the case and also threatened to get the British Government involved if he got imprisoned.

The trial had heard that a hospital porter sustained burns when Sutherland threw a hot drink in his face during the disturbance.

Sheriff Charles Macnair said he had found him guilty of the offences at the hospital.

"Hospitals are there for the treatment of the sick and members of staff are entitled to the protection of the court," he said. "In all the circumstances, I consider the only appropriate sentence is one of nine months' imprisonment."

Sutherland's prison sentence will run consecutively to a 10 week jail term which was imposed on January 23.