AN INVERKEITHING man injured himself when he jumped out of a police van and attacked two officers.

Colin Bell’s “foolish” antics ended up with him sustaining a broken elbow, Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard.

Bell, 45, of Spittalfield Road, admitted that on September 14, in that street, he assaulted two police officers by kicking the door of a police vehicle at them and then jumping from the back of the vehicle onto them.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said police called to the area had seen Bell in his garden arguing with his partner and the incident led to him being detained.

She added: “He became agitated when he was placed in the back of the police van. He kicked open the door and jumped out on two both officers. He was then taken to the ground.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “There had been a minor argument between him and his partner after they had been drinking.

“Police were called by someone who saw that. He doesn’t know why he jumped out and it resulted in him fracturing his elbow.

“He was off work for eight weeks but no-one else was injured. He accepts his behaviour was out of order and foolish.”

Sheriff Vinit Khurana fined Bell £360.