A teenager, who attacked her 15-year-old former friend in Dalmuir, has been told to stay out of trouble for six months.

Rhiaonn Gill, 19, carried out the attack at Overtoun Court, on January 26, 2018.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard last Wednesday how McGill attempted to punch a 15-year-old girl on the head. She then repeatedly punched her on the head, causing her to fall to the ground and then repeatedly booted her on the body.

Depute fiscal Sarah Healing said: "They had been friends, but they grew apart.

"It was a Friday evening and the 15-year-old girl was at a friend's house in Clydebank when she as receiving text messages from the accused.

"She left the house at 10pm and saw the accused and others. The girl and Gill began speaking and an argument started. During the course of the argument Gill began punching her repeatedly to the head. Some connected and she was knocked to the ground.

"She then began repeatedly kicking her on the body. Police were contacted and arrived on the scene pretty quickly.

"The young girl was fortunate enough not to have suffered any serious injuries."

Police traced Gill, of McColl Avenue, Balloch, and she was taken to Clydebank police office where she was arrested and interviewed.

Ms Healing added: "She was heavily intoxicated but expressed her remorse for her actions. She was cautioned and charged and made no reply."

Defence lawyer Scott Adair: "Both Gill and the complainer had been friends at school. Not withstanding the seriousness of the offence, I would ask the court to treat this as a one off incident. She will now have a conviction against her name and this will have issues on her future. She realises how serious this is.

Sheriff Peter Grant-Hutchison said: "It is a very serious incident but I am prepared to defer sentence for six months to prove it was a one off incident. If there are any problems expect the court to deal with this severely."