A woman who dragged a love rival by the hair from her boyfriend’s bed has been told to pay a fine.
Shelly Wood, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting Emma Anderson at a property on Raemoir Avenue, Banchory, on May 14 last year. Wood pulled her victim by the hair and struggled with her – leaving her with minor injuries.
Wood, of Great Northern Road, Aberdeen, also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing.
A third charge of assaulting her then boyfriend Damian Baird by struggling with him, head-butting him, throwing items at him and striking him with an unknown weapon was found not proven at a trial.
Stonehaven Sheriff Court heard that Wood had been in an on-off relationship with Mr Baird and the pair lived together in Banchory. However the night before the incident Wood had been working in an Aberdeen bar and staying with parents.
Her defence agent said: “She received a message from her boyfriend at 3am which caused her some alarm and took the first bus to Banchory at 6.20am. That arrived in Banchory at 7am.
“She let herself in and went up to the bedroom and discovered her boyfriend and another girl together in bed.”
The court was told at this point Wood was said to have went “ballistic”.
“She dragged the girl out of bed by her hair. The girl ran to the toilet and locked herself in.”
A fight then broke out between Wood and Mr Baird which resulted in him sustaining head and leg injuries.
During the altercation the accused suffered a knife injury to her hand which resulted in police taking her to hospital where she spent three days.
Her defence solicitor added there had been “considerable provocation” which sparked the incident.
After reading background reports Sheriff Val Johnstone said: “[In the circumstance] this can be taken as a one off.”
She said Wood must have been “shocked” when she discovered the girl in bed with her now former partner and the fact the relationship had now ended and she had moved on with a new boyfriend also played a part in her sentence.
Wood – who the court was told was six month pregnant and not in a fit state to undertake community service - was fined £200.
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