Nightclub peacemaker’s teeth knocked out
A “peacemaker” outside a Dunfermline nightclub had two teeth knocked out when he was punched in the face.
The culprit was unemployed Alexander McNair (19), of Bennachie Way, Dunfermline.
At Dunfermline Sheriff Court, McNair admitted that on 12th November last year at Kirkgate, he assaulted a man by punching him on the head to his injury.
Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that McNair had been in a group of people who had been ejected from Life nightclub at 1am.
The complainer had not been ejected but went outside trying to act as a “peacemaker”, added the depute.
“He saw the accused charging at the door and stood in front of him. He put his hands on his chest to calm him down,” said Ms Yousaf.
“He was then punched once on the face and the accused walked off.”
Defence solicitor Russel McPhate said, “He had been out with friends and there had been some issue involving the group he was with.
“They left the club and he decided to go back in as the issue had not involved him.”
Sheriff Craig McSherry said he wanted to find out more about the extent of the injury caused and the cost of any dental work required as a result.
He pointed out McNair could have been facing a more serious charge involving permanent disfigurement. Sentence was deferred until 19th July.