Mum admonished on assault charge after good behaviour
An Alexandria mum who assaulted her 13-year-old daughter walked free from court last week.
The 31-year-old, who we cannot name to protect the identity of the victim, had previously appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court and pled guilty to three charges.
The woman admitted a reduced charge of assaulting the teenager by repeatedly pushing her on the body, causing her to fall, at their home in Alexandria.
The mum also admitted behaving in a threatening manner, shouting and swearing, and placing her daughter in a state of fear and alarm in Main Street, Alexandria.
She then uttered threats and laced her daughter in a state of fear and alarm for her safety within their house.
These offences all occurred on November 20 last year.
Sentence was previously deferred for the mum to be of good behaviour and the woman has committed no further offences since.
Defence lawyer Stephen Wight also told the court that the woman is no longer in contact with her daughter as she is being cared for by another relative.
Admonishing the mum, Sheriff William Gallacher said: “The charge has changed very radically.
“Had that not been the case the court wouldn’t have been able to deal with it the way it has.”