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Youth blames Buckfast for attack on woman in Fife

'Blame it on the Buckie' t-shirt

‘Blame it on the Buckie’ t-shirt

A man who hit a woman in the face with a piece of wood in an unprovoked assault in Fife has blamed drinking Buckfast for the attack.

Lewis Anderson, 18, a prisoner in Polmont, pleaded guilty to assaulting Kathryn Wheater to her severe injury in Cupar on 20 September.

He told police: “I had been drinking Buckfast for the first time – I’m never drinking it again.”

Sentence was deferred until January and he was remanded in custody.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard Miss Wheater, an ambulance technician, was walking home from a friend’s house in Cupar in the early hours when she saw Anderson in the town’s Hill Crescent.

Anderson later told police the two bottles of Buckfast he had consumed had made him “pumped and angry”.

• Full story at BBC Scotland.

Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and distributed by J. Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd of Andover. Mention of the wine was removed from the Abbey’s website at some point after July 2011.

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