A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was left scarred after being attacked by a man in Dunfermline.

She was pulled to the ground by the hair, struck with a sharp object and had her head knocked off the ground.

The assailant was James McLean, 60, of Eden Road, Dunfermline.

At Dunfermline Sheriff Court, McLean admitted that on January 25, 2020, at Eden Road, he assaulted a 16-year-old girl by seizing her by the hair, pulling her to the ground, striking her on the head with a sharp implement and striking her head on the ground to her injury and permanent disfigurement.

Sentence was deferred until February 10 for reports and bail was continued.