A sheriff has given a good behaviour chance to a female first offender who threw her boyfriend’s belongings into the street in a domestic assault row after a day of drinking.
Karen McCubbin, 44, of Seagate, Montrose, appeared before Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown at Forfar where she pled guilty to assaulting the man on June 22 at her home by striking him on the face.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond said the pair had started drinking together just before 5pm the previous day, with friends then joining them.
They ran out of drink and, once the others had left, McCubbin fell out with her partner and told him to go.
“She began to pick up his clothes and belongings but he refused to leave. She then put the belongings out in the common close,” the depute fiscal added.
Around 12.45am the couple were in the bedroom and McCubbin lashed out, catching the man with her hand.
When police arrived he told officers: “It’s all kicking off in here.”
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski said: “They were in a relationship for around 18 months and unfortunately alcohol and drinking to excess was a feature.
“She’s had time to reflect and they have now gone their separate ways.”
Sheriff Martin-Brown deferred sentence on McCubbin until February for her to be of good behaviour.