Pouting man punched on face after asking male for a kiss


A drunk teenager took offence at being asked for a kiss by another male outside a Dunfermline nightclub and punched him on the face.

The victim sustained a cracked tooth after pouting his lips at Ben Jenkins.

Jenkins (18), of Johnston Park, Cowdenbeath, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on 26th March at St Margaret Street, Dunfermline, he assaulted the man by punching him on the head to his injury.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said a steward at the Lourenzo’s nightclub saw Jenkins having an altercation with another male and he was ejected.

The complainer saw the accused standing on his own. “Rather stupidly he approached him, pouted his lips and asked him for a kiss,” added the depute.

“The accused said, ‘I’m not gay’ and punched him on the right side of the face, causing him to stagger backwards. A steward ran from the club to intervene.”

As a result of the punch the victim suffered a cracked tooth.

Defence solicitor Gwen Haggerty said, “He’d consumed a large amount of alcohol and has very little recollection of the incident.”

Sheriff Allison McKay said, “It may be that the complainer approached you in a manner you did not appreciate but your reaction was completely out of order.” She fined Jenkins £400.



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