A Christmas Day argument ended in a Dunfermline woman assaulting her partner.

There was a large amount of blood on the floor when police arrived, Dunfermline Sheriff Court was told.

Lisa Harvey, 32, of Nith Street, admitted that on December 25 she assaulted her partner to his injury.

Depute fiscal Sanah Idrees said the couple had been in a relationship for nine years and lived together.

On Christmas Day they had been drinking and at around 10pm an argument started.

The police were phoned and asked to attend. Officers arrived and found the pair in the kitchen with blood on the floor.

The man had a swollen and cut nose. He said there had been an argument and then she had “battered the f*** out of him”.

The victim initially claimed he had been struck by a glass but later changed his story and said he had hit himself. However, Harvey admitted hitting him with her hands.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “It’s clearly not the way to behave on Christmas Day.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown said there had been no further incidents since then and he admonished Harvey.