A UNIVERSITY student kneed his sister’s former boyfriend in the face at a house party.

Liam Grogan was unhappy that his sister’s ‘ex’ was flirting with another female.

Grogan, 20, of Hope View, Main Road, North Queensferry, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court,

He admitted that on January 14, at Halkett Crescent, Dunfermline, he assaulted his victim by striking him on the head with his leg, to his injury.

Depute fiscal Kavin Ryan-Hume said the incident happened at 4am at a post-Christmas party.

Grogan had been “irritated” by flirting by the complainer, who had previously gone out with his sister, the court was told.

“She’s right there. How can you treat her like this?” he said before kneeing the complainer in the face as he sat on sofa.

Grogan was then put out of the party and the complainer was found to have swelling to his cheek.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said: “His sister was in attendance at the party. She and the complainer had been in a relationship and was visibly upset by his behaviour.”

She added her client was a first offender and an international business student at Heriot-Watt University.

“He accepts alcohol had a role to play. It had been a night out for people who had been working over the Christmas period, followed by a house party,” said the solicitor.

Sheriff Derek Reekie deferred sentence on Grogan until September 4 for him to be of good behaviour.