Wedding day assault

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Police were called after a bride assaulted another woman in a wedding day row.

Campbeltown Justice of the Peace court was told, on Monday, of the ‘sorry affair’ which happened during Shelly Middlemass, née King’s big day last summer.

On a day of high emotions an argument broke out with the complainer and Middlemass pushed her down a flight of stairs. Following a ruckas the police attended and Middlemass was subsequently charged.

Middlemass, 38, of 66 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to a charge, in her maiden name, of assault following the incident on July 6 last year at Ferry Cottage on the Isle of Gigha.

Middlemass’ plea of not guilty to a second charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner was accepted by the crown.

Middlemass’ defence solicitor told the court that a criminal conviction might harm his client’s chances of finding employment in the care sector where she worked, before taking a job in a supermarket.

Justice of the Peace Richard Scott said that he was not convinced an absolute discharge was the right sentence and fined Middlemass £180.