A WOMAN was injured after being punched by her partner after he had been drinking at home.

Terence Gill’s drinking session as he watched a rugby match ended in violence.

As a result, 60-year-old Gill, of Catherine's Wynd, High Valleyfield, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on February 6 at his home, he assaulted his wife by punching her on the face to her injury.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Gill and his wife had been drinking at home and he said he was going to buy more alcohol.

She told him he had had enough and he was unhappy about this comment, added the depute.

Gill then stumbled and fell over before getting back up and punching his wife once in the face. He then went to bed and his wife phoned the police.

Officers arrived to see she had suffered bruising and swelling to her face. Gill told them he been watching rugby on TV, drinking heavily and could not remember any confrontation.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “He’s very apologetic and very much regrets what took place. He had consumed excess alcohol and it was a time of stress because he wasn’t working because of the pandemic.”

Sheriff James Macdonald imposed a community payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work.