Mum punched in face during street row
A Kelty woman has been found guilty of assaulting a neighbour during an altercation in the street.
The victim was punched in the face then held her attacker in a headlock before being struck by a flying can.
The violence broke out when the victim changed her mind about letting another woman baby-sit her child.
The incident resulted in Debbie Hall (27), of Netherton Gardens, going on trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
She denied that on 19th October at Netherton Gardens, she assaulted the woman by punching her on the head to her injury.
At a previous hearing last month, the victim told the court she was punched in the face and had then restrained Hall in a headlock.
She was then hit on the head with a can which was thrown at her.
When the trial resumed, Hall told a different version of events saying the woman had lunged at her.
“She came at me with her hands going for my neck but I ducked. She managed to grab me and shoved my head in between her legs.”
Hall said she was held in that position for three minutes before the woman released her grip after being hit by the tin.
“When I was getting up I saw she was coming at me again with her two hands.” It was at this point she said she punched the woman saying, “I thought she was going to throttle me.”
Sheriff Charles MacNair found Hall guilty. The court heard she is already on a community payback order and restriction of liberty order imposed recently at Kirkcaldy.
Sentence was deferred until 6th April.