A WOMAN who pulled a teenage girl down a flight of stairs and then rained down a series of punches on her head and body will be sentenced later this month.

Margaret Jennings, 30, of Duntocher, admitted assaulting her victim on two separate occasions – on October 12 last year at a house in Glasgow, and then on January 22 this year at a house in Clydebank.

She pleaded guilty at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week to punching the teenage girl on the body and slapping her face at a house in Glasgow, on October 12, 2017.

She also admitted attacking the same girl, who by that time had turned 14, at a house in Clydebank on January 22, this year.

Prosecutor Ian Meacock told the court how Jennings admitted seizing her victim by the hair, pulling it, and causing her to fall to the ground. She then pulled her down a flight of stairs and repeatedly punched her on the head and body.

Defence lawyer Kenny McGowan told Dumbarton Sheriff Court: “Reports are anticipated and I will reserve my comments until she reappears for sentence.”

Sheriff Simon Pender deferred sentence on Jennings until April 20 to obtain a full social background report and a report as to her suitability to be electronically tagged. Bail was continued.