A DALGETY BAY woman was found crawling about the floor of her home by police officers after a vicious attack by her husband.

The victim sustained a broken ankle and was unable to stand up after the assault by Michael Duncan, Dunfermline Sheriff Court has heard.

Duncan, 37, of Hutchison Green, Dunfermline, admitted three offences which occurred on March 16 at an address in Dalgety Bay.

He assaulted his wife by slapping her on the face repeatedly, seizing her by the throat, pinned her against a wall and pushed her, causing her to strike her head on the wall, and pushed her on the body, causing her to fall to the ground – all to her severe injury.

He also assaulted a youth aged 17 and placed him in a head lock to his injury.

Duncan also admitted he shouted, swore, threw a glass, punched a hole in a wall and made threats of violence towards the youth repeatedly.

Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said: “The couple had been at a concert in Glasgow. On returning home, they had been drinking then gone to bed where an argument began. The accused slapped her in the face.”

As a result, the victim was upset and crying, while Duncan was screaming: “I’m going to kill you.”

The row escalated and the woman was pushed over. The youth, who had been put in a head lock, then struck Duncan over the head with a baseball bat.

Duncan punched a hole in the wall and continued to shout and swear.

Police were called and when officers arrived, they found the woman crawling about as she could not stand up.

She spent several days in hospital having sustained a “complex fracture to her ankle”, added the depute. She required two operations to have a metal plate and screws inserted.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Duncan will be sentenced on March 4.

The sheriff warned Duncan: “That should not be seen as any indication of what the sentence will be as these are very serious offences. You’ve had community sentences before and they’ve not stopped you from offending.”