A DUNFERMLINE man has been sentenced for biting a bar worker.

Zander Stuart-Duncan had been drinking heavily and was being put out of a pub when the incident occurred.

Stuart-Duncan, 20, of Birch Grove, appeared in the dock at at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted previously that on February 26, at PJ Molloy's, he assaulted the bar worker by biting him to the hand to his injury.

Depute fiscal Catherine Stevenson said the incident occurred shortly after 11pm.

Bar staff described Stuart-Duncan as being “drunk, aggressive and confrontational”.

A doorman asked Stuart-Duncan to leave but he refused.

The doorman then took hold of him and was escorting him out of the premises when he was bitten on the hand.

A passing police car was waved down by another staff member.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client lived with his parents, had no previous convictions and worked as an apprentice joiner.

“He has a limited recollection of the incident as he’d had too much to drink,” he added.

“It’s fair to say he was horrified to find himself arrested and appearing in court,” said Mr Flett.

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a community payback order with 160 hours of unpaid work and six months of supervision. Stuart-Duncan was also ordered to pay £500 compensation.