A thug cut his pal with a knife during a drinking session, leaving him scarred and needing stitches.
Ross Alexander, 34, held a knife at head height towards his friend Ramsay Nakla and shouted and threatened him, before cornering him in a living room and cutting him.
The incident happened at Alexander’s home on Carlochie Place as the pair and Mr Nakla’s girlfriend were drinking together.
Fiscal depute Nicola Gillespie told Dundee Sheriff Court the three were all consuming alcohol but Alexander was particularly intoxicated.
The fiscal said: “Throughout the evening the demeanour of the accused changed.
“He was described as being rude and particularly discourteous towards the complainer’s girlfriend.”
At one point Mr Nakla went to the bathroom and heard an argument break out between his girlfriend and Alexander and moments later his girlfriend came to the bathroom and asked Mr Nakla if they could leave.
The fiscal continued: “The accused opened the bathroom door brandishing a small black knife at the complainer.
“The complainer attempted to de-escalate the situation by leaving the bathroom, his girlfriend waiting in the bathroom.
“He asked the accused to calm down and on several occasions he asked him to drop the knife, however, the accused was still pointing it at him and made his way towards him.”
Alexander then cornered him in the living room, holding the knife at head height.
Mr Nakla tried to fight him off but Alexander cut him on his chin then again on his cheek, both of which began bleeding profusely. A struggle broke out, during which Mr Nakla was struck a third time before managing to grab the knife and throw it to the other side of the room.
He and his girlfriend ran out shouting “call the police”.
Mr Nakla was taken to Ninewells Hospital, where he received stitches to three facial wounds which doctors say will leave scarring.
Alexander admitted assaulting Mr Nakla by repeatedly brandishing a knife at him and repeatedly striking him with it, to his injury and permanent disfigurement, at Carlochie Place on March 4.
Sentence was deferred until December 12.