ASSAULTING a man led to Dalgety Bay woman being ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Nicola Wilson, 38, of Morven Place, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court after previously admitting that on July 1, at a house in the same street, she assaulted a man by repeatedly striking him on the body, seizing him by the head and neck, seizing him by the clothing causing it to tear, all to his injury.

Depute fiscal Ms Rennie said the man had come into the house and found Wilson under the influence of alcohol. An argument broke out so he left.

When he returned, she started shouting and screaming again so he left again. When he came back at around 11.30pm, the behaviour continued. She poked and hit him about the body and took hold of his neck and face.

The man then removed and emptied a bottle of vodka which had been in the room. When he returned with the empty bottle, she repeatedly slapped him to his face and then grabbed him, ripping his t-shirt.

Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said the argument had taken place because of events that happened during the day.

"She accepts her behaviour was out of order on this occasion," she added.

Sheriff Alastair Thornton placed Wilson on a community payback order with the requirement to do 140 hours of unpaid work within eight months.