A cyclist knocked out a driver’s teeth by hitting him in the head with a padlock and chain in a devastating attack.
Shawn Conway was jailed for three and a half years at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.
He was convicted of attacking Robert Cowie to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment.
The court was told he has autism spectrum disorder.
The shocking assault happened on Dunfermline’s East Port on May 2 2019.
Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist said 28-year-old Conway’s victim will be reminded of the “grotesque level of violence” every time he eats a meal.
He admitted assaulting the motorist by hitting him on the head with a chain and padlock, causing him to fall to the ground.
Mr Cowie struck his head again on the roadway, rendering him unconscious.
Conway, of Aberdour Place in Dunfermline was convicted of assault and had been remanded earlier this month, appearing this week in the dock from custody.
Sheriff Gilchrist noted his autism had not hindered him from actions such as travelling to America to record with his band or from setting up his own business.
He sentenced Conway to 42 months behind bars, backdated to April 1 2020.
- An earlier version of this story stated Conway was also convicted of throwing his bike at Mr Cowie’s car. He was actually cleared of this charge. It also stated Conway had struck Mr Cowie while he was on the ground – this was not the case. We apologise for the errors and are happy to clarify the matter.