A ROSYTH man twice assaulted a police officer called out to a family disturbance.

The row initially broke out over cigarettes with Grant MacPherson getting into a physical tussle with his sister.

MacPherson, 36, of Queensferry Road, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and was warned he could be sent to prison.

He admitted that on December 27 at Irene Hughes Drive, Rosyth, he struggled with his sister and another man.

He also admitted assaulting a police officer by forcibly closing a door on his arm and elbowing him in the face.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said MacPherson became angry when his sister returned to the house without any cigarettes for him.

“He became aggressive then grabbed her and there was a struggle between the two of them,” the depute continued.

The man, who had been outside, re-entered the house to find the brother and sister struggling with each other and their mother trying to split them up.

MacPherson then became embroiled in a physical struggle with him and the police were called.

When officers arrived and tried to arrest him, MacPherson tried to flee.

He ran out of the living room, slamming the door shut on the arm of the pursuing officer, who “thought his arm had been broken, such was the pain” added the depute.

MacPherson then grabbed on to a fence and lashed out with his elbow, catching the same constable on the face and causing a black eye.

Sheriff Alastair Brown called for reports and MacPherson will be sentenced on October 21.

The sheriff warned him he could be facing a jail term.