Mum ad­mon­ished on as­sault charge af­ter good be­hav­iour

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

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.”

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