A WEE COUNTY teenager has been ordered to carry out unpaid work for her part in a sustained assault on a 14-year-old girl.

The accused was with a group of friends at an event at West End Park, on August 26, 2016, when an incident took place between them and the complainer and her friends.

The 18-year-old joined the incident by kicking the youngster on the head before trying to pull her by her arms. When she tried this, the complainer managed to escape to safety.

She was cautioned and charged ten days later by police, to which she replied: “I’m sorry.”

The complainer suffered bruising and swelling to the face and cuts to her ankle, although no medical treatment was required.

The accused, of Coalsnaughton, was prosecuted along with another person who was charged with recklessly damaging the complainer’s property by repeatedly throwing her phone to the ground and causing it to break.

Defence solicitor, Christine Kelly, told the court that her client, who has no previous convictions, had learned from the incident.

She said: “She has since recognised issues in her life and has reduced her alcohol intake and distanced herself from her peers.

“She is remorseful and regretful.”

The sheriff told the teen: “This is a significant assault. It is fortunate that they did not suffer more serious injuries.”

She was ordered to carry out 105 hours of unpaid work and remain under supervision for a period of one year.