Kirkcaldy man jailed for breaking victim's arms and striking him with metal dog chain

A Kirkcaldy man who admitted assaulting a man, breaking both his arms and striking him on the body with a metal dog chain has been jailed for eight months.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 5:45 pm

Marc Somerville, of Lismore Avenue, appeared before Sheriff Gilchrist at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Somerville, 36, admitted on March 28, 2019 at Fair Isle Road in Kirkcaldy he assaulted a man by repeatedly kicking him on the head and body and striking him with a metal dog chain to his severe injury.

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Somerville was jailed for eight months for violent assault.

His defence lawyer said her client had been out of trouble, with the exception of this incident, for four and a half years.

Sheriff Gilchrist told Somerville: “I recognise this was under provocation but this was extremely violent behaviour and a gross response – with your response resulting in breaking both of your victim’s arms, which is completely unacceptable. A custodial sentence is appropriate for this completely unacceptable level of violence.”

He jailed Somerville for a total of eight months.

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