An assault victim who sustained a double fracture to his jaw was so drunk he was unaware that he had been attacked by his new ‘friend’.
Raymond Marshall assaulted Zak Blackman, from Dundee, when they were both living in the same homeless accommodation in Dunfermline.
Marshall, 29, a prisoner at Perth, also admitted offences in two separate incidents in Kirkcaldy namely behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and being in possession of a knife at the Bridgeway Hotel on Mill Street on October 16, and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by uttering offensive remarks towards Cheryl Hunter and threatening her and others with violence at Dunearn Drive on April 22.
On September 18 at Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline, he assaulted Zak Blackman by repeatedly kicking him on the head to his severe injury.
Marshall went into Dunfermline town centre with Mr Blackman, who bought two bottles of Buckfast, and they drank one each before going to a pub.
As they walked on Pilmuir Street, a group of customers at a chip shop heard a disturbance and saw the victim on the ground being kicked twice on the head by Marshall.
When police arrived Marshall had left and the victim was unable to tell them what had happened because of his intoxicated state. The next day, Mr Blackman had a painful jaw and found that one of his teeth was squint.
The following day, the injuries had become so painful the victim went to hospital where he had three metal plates inserted into his jaw after a double fracture.
Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and Marshall will be sentenced on January 26.