A north-east man has been fined after he attacked his sister in a drunken rage.
Douglas Officer appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court after he admitted assaulting Victoria Officer in July last year.
Fiscal depute Karen Dow told the court the pair had been drinking at their father’s home at Netherton of Sesslie Farm, Methlick, on the night of July 26.
The family had got together after their parents announced they were planning to divorce.
Ms Dow told the court a drink-fuelled argument had erupted between the 43-year-old and his sister, which was broken up by their father, who subsequently went to his bed.
Not long afterwards, the pair got into another argument in the kitchen which escalated into violence as Officer grabbed his sister by the hair, threw her to the floor and kicked her repeatedly on both sides of her body.
Defence agent Chrisopher Maitland told the court father-of-two had been provoked by his sister insulting his youngest daughter and her mother.
Mr Maitland said Officer had apologised to his sister and the two were now reconciled.
Fining Officer £350, Sheriff Edward Savage said the “alarming” incident was one neither Officer nor his sister were “likely to forget”.