A FAMILY altercation saw a dad being assaulted by his son who also grabbed a knife and made threats to stab.

Scott McKee has been sentenced at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for the incident

McKee, 27, of William Street, Dunfermline, admitted that on February 13, at an address in Rosyth, he assaulted his dad by struggling with him, attempted to headbutt him, struggled with him on the floor and headbutted him all to his injury.

He also shouted, swore, acted aggressively, took possession of a knife, threatened to harm himself with it, threatened to kill himself and threatened to stab his dad.

Depute fiscal Jill Currie said McKee had gone to the home of his sister at around 8.30am when intoxicated and asked her for money.

She did not give him money and instead contacted her dad while trying to calm down her brother, who wanted to buy drugs.

Later, the father and son got into a struggle. The accused at one point picked up a knife making threats including to slit his own throat.

Sheriff James Macdonald said of the knife being picked up that “many a murder has come from such a scenario”.

He imposed a community payback order with 126 hours of unpaid work and 12 months of supervision.