A patient punched her GP in the face at a Perth doctors’ surgery.
Rayna Haldane was able to offer no explanation for the attack, which left the doctor with injuries to her face.
Perth Sheriff Court heard that the 43-year-old was having a consultation at the time of the incident on August 7
Depute fiscal Bill Kermode said: “At about 4.10pm Alison Lewis entered Ailsa Macgregor’s consultation room and had a short conversation with her before leaving. At that time she was uninjured.
“At 4.20pm Alison Lewis called the accused for her consultation. They spoke for some minutes when without warning the accused reached over the desk and punched Ms Lewis near the eye.
“The complainer held her face before asking the accused to leave, which she did. She then pressed the attack button on her computer to alert other staff.
“Ms Macgregor went to check on Ms Lewis and saw she was holding her head, crying and shaking.
“The complainer had bruising and swelling to the right eye but did not require medical treatment.”
Solicitor David Holmes, defending, said Haldane had no explanation for her actions.
He said: “She has no idea why she behaved in that way.”
Haldane, of South Street, Perth, admitted assaulting Alison Lewis by punching her in the head to her injury at the Taymount surgery.
Sheriff William Wood told her: “It’s not acceptable behaviour to punch your GP when they are trying to help you.”
He placed her on a supervision order with a mental health assessment requirement.