A sheriff criticised the “unladylike” conduct of a street-fighting Angus woman who smacked her love rival outside her own front door.
Sarah Mavor twice punched the woman as she arrived home from a nightshift and admitted to police: “I lost it”.
Forfar Sheriff Court heard the accused was involved in a long-running dispute with her victim over the other woman starting a relationship with her former partner.
In the early hours of June 4, the complainer came home from work and parked at her home.
The court heard she then heard a car horn sounding and realised it was Mavor in her driveway, telling the woman to get out of the way.
The complainer made her way to the boot of her car to remove some items and saw the accused turn her car around and park directly in front.
Mavor then got out of her car, walked up to her victim and punched her in the face.
The victim tried to get away from the accused, but realised she didn’t have her house keys and had to go to a neighbour’s home, but as she tried to get past Mavor was punched again.
The accused then drove off, the court was told.
When traced by police, she said: “I punched her in the face twice, I shouldn’t have done it but I lost it.”
Her victim suffered a bruise and swelling but did not require hospital treatment.
Mavor, of Burnett Drive, Arbroath, admitted assaulting the woman at Wirren Gardens, Montrose, on June 4 2019 by repeatedly punching her on the head to her injury.
Sheriff Derek Reekie said: “This is not very ladylike conduct. I assume you are suitably ashamed of yourself.
“The only thing that can be said for you is that you immediately realised the error of your ways.
“However, I do note you have a previous conviction for violent conduct so it is not entirely out of character.
“It’s a nasty assault that led to an injury.”
Sentence was deferred until April 9 and Mavor was placed on bail.