Barmaid assaulted with glass

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A woman who smashed a glass over a barmaid’s head has had her sentence deferred.

Alyson Petra McKinven, 28, of 1 St John Terrace, St John Street, Campbeltown, pleaded guilty to the assault when she appeared at Campbeltown Sheriff Court on Thursday May 2.

Procurator fiscal depute Sarah Healing told the court that, on September 15 last year, McKinven took issue after being spoken to by the barmaid in the female toilets of a Campbeltown bar.

As the barmaid turned to walk away, McKinven struck her on the face with a glass, leaving a substantial bruise below the victim’s right eye. By luck the glass did not break.

Calling for a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment, Sheriff Patrick Hughes told McKinven: ‘This is a violent offence. You could have been given a custodial sentence today but since it has been some years since your last custodial sentence, I think it is fair to call for reports.’ He deferred sentence until May 28 at which point mitigation will be heard.