Motorist “went too far” when she tried to stop pupils fighting


A motorist who tried to break up a fight between pupils at a Fife high school found herself in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court. 

Danielle Hynd stopped her car after she saw three girls fighting just outside school grounds. 

However, she “went too far” by grabbing two of the youngsters, then aged 14 and 15, by the hair. 

Hynd (27), of Scotlandwell, admitted that on 29th September 2016, at Inchkeith Drive, she assaulted the two girls by seizing them by the hair. 

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said, “The complainers were pupils at a high school and at 1.30pm during the lunch break they became involved in an altercation with another pupil. 

“The accused was driving past and saw what was happening. She stopped her car and got involved trying to pull them apart. 

“During the course of this she pulled two of the girls by the hair. Teachers were also in attendance by then.” 

The police were contacted and the woman was later charged. 

Sheriff Chris Shead asked the depute if the woman had become involved to stop another assault. 

“Yes and she went a little bit too far,” replied the depute fiscal. 

Defence solicitor Brian Allison said, “She had very good intentions but accepts that she went too far.” The court was told Hynd had no previous convictions. 

Sheriff Shead deferred sentence until 17th August for good behaviour.

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