A MAN who said he would "happily lie in jail" knowing he had cut his brother has been jailed for 18 months.

Liam Stewart stabbed his brother with a knife and then months later threatened to do it again.

Sheriff Charles Macnair told Stewart on Wednesday that he would be "happy" with his sentence following his ironic threats of violence to his sibling.

Stewart, 32, from Dunfermline, left his brother, Jamie, who lives in Kirkcaldy, with a significant wound to the face when he stabbed him on the head.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that the sibling had been left with permanent scarring.

Following the knife attack, Stewart made threats to his brother that he would "match the other cheek" and said he was prepared to spend time in jail for stabbing him again.

Stewart previously admitted that on July 31, at Law Road, Dunfermline, he assaulted Jamie Stewart by striking him on the head with a knife to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Also that on March 14, at an address in Kirkcaldy, having previously appeared on petition on a charge of assaulting Jamie Stewart with a knife, he repeatedly sent voice messages to him, repeatedly made threats of violence towards him and threatened to assault him with a knife.

Previously, defence solicitor Martin McGuire said the initial assault occurred following “an evening of alcohol consumption”.

Their father travelled from Edinburgh and Jamie Stewart joined up with them.

There was “a significant altercation” which ended with damage to Liam Stewart’s home, including to the TV, before the assault, the court was told.

Sheriff Macnair said: "You assaulted your brother with a knife causing a significant laceration to his face which has resulted in permanent scarring.

"Violence with a knife is a very serious matter. You just have to look at the papers every day to see the misery caused by attacks with knives.

"You have a record which includes offences of violence and then after you had been released on bail you then decided to phone your brother and effectively threaten him with further violence, saying you would match the other cheek and put him down.

"There is some irony in you saying: 'I will happily lie in jail knowing I had cut you'.

"The only appropriate disposal is custody so you will be happy with that."