A man who battered his own sister knocking her to the floor before booting her in the head repeatedly while wearing steel-toed boots was told he faces jail.
Donald Skene launched the attack at a block of flats in Dundee two days before Christmas 2013.
His sister, Shona, 43, was staying with a friend in a flat upstairs from Skene at the block in the city’s Malcolm Street.
She was left bloodied and scarred as a result of the attack.
Fiscal depute Vicky Bell told Dundee Sheriff Court: “The attack took place at 11.30am on December 23 2013.
“He grabbed the complainer by the hair and repeatedly punched her to the face.
“She threw herself to the floor fearing he would throw her down the stairs.
“He was wearing steel-toed boots and repeatedly kicked her on the head and punched her to the head.
“Neighbours say she was kicked numerous times and it seemed totally unprovoked. He continued to assault her until a male neighbour dragged him away.
“The accused was seen holding the complainer by the hair and punching her square in the face repeatedly.
“The accused later told the police when charged: ‘I completely refute that’.”
Skene, 37, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges of assault to injury and permanent disfigurement and a charge of breaching bail by failing to turn up for an earlier court appearance.
Sheriff George Way deferred sentence until next month for social work background reports. He told Skene: “You have to anticipate a custodial sentence looms for you.”