Crutches woman head-butt attack
AN ALLOA teenager was in court last week for head-butting a man during a confrontation.
Lucy Duff (19), of Ashley Terrace, pled guilty to the assault which took place at around 2.30am in Hervey Street, on 7 January.
She appeared in Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday for sentencing and was given a community payback order.
Depute fiscal Kevin Corrins told the court that on the night in question two witnesses had been within their home when they heard a car alarm going off in the street.
When they looked out the window they saw Duff and three others standing near a car belonging to the male witness. They left the house and started walking towards the group which began walking away.
When the couple began to "run straight to the group" Duff turned back and was said to be "acting aggressively".
She continued after them as they made a retreat and threw down the crutches she was on at the time.
Mr Corrins said the accused then head-butted the male in the face which "caused his lip to bleed".
On being interviewed by the police Duff gave a no comment reply, although said she had also been thrown to the ground.
Defending George Higgins said the situation saw Duff under the influence of valium and vodka but that she made no excuse for her behaviour.
Sheriff Kenneth McGowan handed down 80 hours unpaid work to be completed over six months, with a supervision requirement also for six months.
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 27 Jun 12
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