A homeless man who launched a vicious attack on a drunk friend after a night out together has been jailed for 40 months.
The victim, who sustained fractures to both jaws, was unaware that his new friend was his assailant until he apologised the next day.
Raymond Marshall, 29, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing for a string of offences committed in Fife.
He assaulted Zak Blackman, who had only recently moved from Dundee, when they were both living in the same homeless accommodation in Dunfermline.
The victim had been buying alcohol for Marshall all night but as they walked back to their bed and breakfast the brutal attack took place, leaving the victim requiring surgery after sustaining fractures to both jaws.
On another occasion he threatened to stab someone when his jacket went missing in a hotel.
Marshall, a prisoner at Perth, admitted that on October 16 at the Bridgeway Hotel, Mill Street, Kirkcaldy, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by making threats with violence. He also admitted to being in possession of a knife.
He also admitted that on April 22 at Dunearn Drive, Kirkcaldy, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by making offensive remarks towards Cheryl Hunter and threatened her and others with violence.
Marshall further admitted that on September 18 at Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline, he assaulted Zak Blackman by repeatedly kicking him on the head to his severe injury.
Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed jail terms totalling 40 months.