Glenrothes woman hit man on the head with a glass bottle

A Glenrothes woman who admitted striking a man on the head with a glass bottle has been put on a Community Payback Order and placed under supervision for two years.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 7:33 am

Lindsay Duncan, of Greenlaw Crescent, appeared before Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Duncan, 30, admitted on March 6 this year at her home address, she assaulted a man by striking him on the head with a glass bottle to his injury. She committed the offence while on bail.

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The case called at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court the accused and the complainer socialised together on a regular basis.

“They had been drinking in the bedroom and had had a minor altercation. The accused asked the complainer to leave and he refused to do so.”

The court heard the complainer had burned the accused’s elbow with a lighter and had thrown a speaker at her head which then provoked her into picking up an empty glass bottle and striking him on the head, causing a small laceration on his hairline.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute said the complainer sustained a one inch cut to the hairline which did not require treatment.

Duncan’s defence lawyer said: “They had been friends prior to this incident and my client has had no contact with him since the incident.

"Ms Duncan has taken steps to ensure she does not go back to where she was before when she had difficulties with alcohol and drugs. She has been getting help for her mental health and has stopped drinking.”

Sheriff Gilchrist placed her under supervision for two years and ordered her to undergo drug and alcohol treatment.

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