A DRUMRY teenager has been fined for carrying out an assault on a female victim in Hardgate.

Kaitlyn Kenny, of Duncombe View, was aged just 17 when she injured her victim by seizing hold of her by the throat and pushing her to the ground in Goldenhill Park on July 22 last year.

Kenny, now 18, originally faced a more serious charge of severely injuring the woman by striking her on the head with a speaker, but the Crown agreed to accept her plea of guilty to the less serious charge.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court last Friday, Kenny’s solicitor, Kenneth McGowan, said his client had made applications to join the army and to study at West College Scotland in Clydebank.

Sentence on Kenny had previously been deferred for good behaviour, but fiscal depute Meghan Glancey told the court that since the assault, Kenny had pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of theft by shoplifting, and was due to be sentenced for that in early September.

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Sheriff Maxwell Hendry told Kenny: “This was originally a very serious matter. It turned out a little less serious, but it leads to you having a conviction for assaulting another person, and that may affect you as you go through life.”

Kenny was fined £200, payable at £5 a week.