A 28-year-old man has appeared in court facing nine charges after a disturbance in Glenrothes in which another man was injured.
Police swooped on the town’s Macedonia area on Tuesday, and Annandale Gardens was cordoned off by officers.
A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital after what was described as a serious assault.
During the incident, which happened at around 4.15pm, a car crashed into a wall.
Rhys Wood, whose address was described as no fixed abode, appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Wednesday in connection with the incident.
Wood, 28, faces a charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement, in addition to two further assault charges.
He has also been charged under the Road Traffic Act in relation to stealing a vehicle and driving with no insurance or licence, and while unfit through drink or drugs.
Two further charges allege possession of a blade in a public place and abusive and threatening behaviour.
Appearing in private at Kirkcaldy, Wood made no plea and the case was committed for further examination.
He is due to make a further court appearance over the next week.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.15pm on Tuesday, September 8, officers were called to the Annandale Gardens area of Glenrothes following reports of a car crash and the serious assault of a 44-year-old man.
“The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment.”