A MAN threw a glass at customer in a Rosyth bar because he said he had thrown a drink at him first.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court last Wednesday, Sean Robinson, 29, of Londonderry Road, Stockton-on-Tees, had earlier admitted assaulting a man at the Caledonia Hotel on March 9 by throwing a glass which struck him on his head to his injury.

Depute fiscal Alastair McDermid said the male victim had been drinking in the premises. He and his friends appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and were making a nuisance of themselves.

Robinson went into the bar at about 10.20pm and sat at the same table as the group. The man spilled a small amount of drink across the table which went onto Robinson, who then threw the contents of his glass at the man.

"The accused then stood up and shouted at him and threw the empty glass at his face," added the depute fiscal. "It smashed on contact leaving a three centimetre cut against his left eye."

Solicitor James Moncrieff said the victim had been "making a nuisance" of himself but added that his client was remorseful for his actions.

"The situation as far as he is concerned is he threw a drink over him," he said. "The drink was thrown over Mr Robinson and he acted in the manner described. The complainer received a cut but refused to engage with paramedics."

Sheriff Craig McSherry placed Robinson on a community payback order requiring him to do 140 hours of unpaid work within six months.