A LOCHGELLY woman has gone on trial accused of battering another female in an attack which left her with two black eyes.
Agnes Lindsay, 59, of Fraser Drive, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
She denies that on June 2 2015 at David Street, Lochgelly, she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and making a threat of violence.
She also denies that the same day in Viewfield Terrace, Lumphinnans, whilst acting with another, she assaulted a woman, attempted to punch her, seized her by the hair, pulled her hair and repeatedly punched her on the head, all to her injury.
The complainer told the Court she was attacked by two women at the same time and that Lindsay “had me by the hair and was trying to get me to say sorry for calling her a hillbilly”.
The woman went on, “She was holding me by the hair at the back of my head and hitting me in the face. Nancy (the accused) was using her fist.”
The witness said she sustained two black eyes, a swollen nose and cuts inside her mouth.
The Court heard there was a background of long-running bad feeling between the parties.
The complainer said: “Over the years there were threats they would burn down my house with my children in it.”
However, defence solicitor Peter Mullin put it to the witness, “This is a transparent vendetta against Agnes Lindsay.”
The woman denied this saying, “I’ve had to leave my home because of this family.”
The trial will continue on May 25.