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.
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.
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.