A ROSYTH man headbutted his brother in his own home in a dispute over the installation of a new kitchen.

The victim suffered a fractured nose and was also punched by his brother, Scott Galloway.

The joiner was furious when he found out someone else had fitted his brother’s kitchen.

Galloway, 35, of Boyle Drive, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on October 7, at Primrose Avenue, Rosyth, he assaulted Jason Galloway by headbutting him to the face and punching him on the body to his severe injury.

Despite the possibility of a jail sentence, Galloway represented himself in court.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said Galloway had visited his brother’s house and discovered that an uncle had installed the kitchen.

Initially, he said nothing about this and left the house. However, 15 minutes later, he returned and walked into the house as his brother lay on a sofa.

The depute went on: “He was clearly angry about not being asked to install the kitchen. There was an argument. His brother stood up and told him, ‘Don’t come to my house and shout like that’.”

Galloway then headbutted his brother on the face and punched him on the body.

The victim lifted a radio and struck Galloway on the face, the court was told. His partner went into the room to see what was going on and pulled the victim away from the assault.

Police attended and found the victim with heavy bleeding coming from his nose.

Galloway told police a dispute had been “going on between for years” and he “felt threatened” when his brother “jumped up from the chair”.

Sheriff James MacDonald asked Galloway why he had not sought legal advice given the serious nature of the offence.

He replied: “I felt bad enough with it being my brother.”

Sheriff MacDonald deferred sentence until September 25 for Galloway to reconsider his position on being represented legally.