AN ABERDOUR resident who tried to break up a fight between drunken youths outside his home was attacked violently.

The man was bitten and punched as violence broke out in the street as a mum and young child tried to get home.

The culprit was a 16-year-old youth from West Fife who cannot be named for legal reasons. After attacking the man, he assaulted a police officer.

The teenager appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitted that on March 26, at Hawkcraig, Aberdour, he assaulted a man by punching and headbutting him on the head and body and bit him, to his injury.

He also admitted he assaulted a police sergeant by kicking him on the leg,

Depute fiscal Eve McKaig said there was quite a lot of people in the Silver Sands area, including a group of youths drinking alcohol.

At around 6.40pm, the man was in his home when he heard a disturbance in the street outside.

He saw three youths fighting and ran over to break it up. The youth in the dock had tried to punch and headbutt the man at this time.

There was a woman walking past with her young son when this was happening, added the depute.

The man restrained the youth on the ground and was bitten on the finger then punched on the back of the head.

Police were called to the area and found the youth heavily intoxicated and with blood on his nose and hands.

The youth was arrested and became aggressive, kicking out and striking a police officer on the leg.

Defence solicitor Alan Davie said: “He was heavily under the influence of alcohol. He recognises this incident doesn’t reflect well on him at all.”

Sheriff Wylie Robertson imposed a community payback order with 150 hours of unpaid work and 18 months of supervision.