A Fife man suffered a broken jaw after being assaulted at a party, a court has been told.
The victim said his life had changed since he was attacked by a stranger in a Lochgelly bar 16 months ago.
He still suffers feelings of anxiety when he goes out at night, he said.
Lewis McIntosh, 20, of St Ronans Crescent, Crosshill, had denied the assault but a jury found him guilty after a two-day trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
The charge stated that on November 22 2014, at Torley’s Bar, High Street, Lochgelly, he assaulted the victim by punching him to the head to his severe injury.
The court heard there had been bad feeling at the party between two groups of young men, and allegations of a previous assault earlier in the evening.
McIntosh admitted striking the victim but claimed he had been acting in self-defence.
However, depute-fiscal Claire Bremner told the jury the victim “did not know his attacker and had done nothing to provoke the assault”.
She said McIntosh had given an “untruthful account” of the incident.
Ms Bremner said the victim was accused of having punched someone and was scared because of the aggressive behaviour of a group of males.
After being punched he went home and woke up his parents, said Ms Bremner.
“They go to hospital as he suspects his jaw has been broken, and this is in fact the case.”
Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and deferred sentence on McIntosh until next month.