Mar 9 2012 Lennox Herald (main ed)
A WOMAN was pounced on while she was waiting for a bus.
Emma Barnes attacked her victim on Hawthornhill Road in Castlehill, punching and kicking her.
The assault was caught on CCTV with the operator able to contact police immediately to attend.
Barnes, 26, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week after admitting repeatedly punching her victim on the head and body and injuring her last February 7.
Fiscal depute Jeanette McLean said: “It was about 4.30pm and the witness was at the bus stop.
“At this time, a witness within the CCTV control room at Clydebank Police Office was monitoring this area.
“This witness observed the victim being approached by two females.
“One of them began to assault her by pulling her hair, dragging her to the ground and then repeatedly punching and kicking her about the face and upper body.
“The police control room was contacted.
“Police attended immediately and found the victim to have sustained minor facial injuries.”
The court heard that officers later traced Westcliff woman Barnes.
Ms McLean added: “The complainer had bruising and swelling to her face and a cut lip.”
Barnes’ defence lawyer Tom Brown told the court there seemed to be some disagreement between members of his client’s family and the victim.
He said: “She appreciates she shouldn’t have got involved in it.”
Sheriff Simon Fraser fined Barnes £300.