“Everything went mental”: mass brawl at Fife social club


A head-butting incident at a Fife social club resulted in “everything going mental” in a mass brawl.

The assailant Bradley McEwan  was then injured after sparking off a “power-keg” at the club in High Valleyfield.

McEwan (30), of Trondheim Parkway, Dunfermline, could remember little about his actions afterwards other than being injured during the rumpus.

McEwan appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on 25th June 2017 at the Sports and Recreation Club, Kinloss Court, he assaulted a man by butting him on the head, causing him to fall down stairs, to his injury.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said, “The victim was having a night out and had been in the Valley Bar before going to the club.

“He says he was in a good mood and was quite drunk, as was everyone there it seems. He noticed the accused staring at him, even though he’d never seen him before or since.”

Then when he got up to go to toilet, McEwan headbutted him, sending him backwards and down some stairs.

“This ignited a powder-keg with many people fighting and the accused has then himself fallen victim to an assault by someone.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said of his client, “He has no real recollection. He only remembers he was himself assaulted and examined by paramedics.

“There’s a description by a witness of everything going mental and everybody started fighting.”

Sheriff Alison McKay fined McEwan £900.

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