A LOCHGELLY woman has appeared in court after a violent attack on a former friend.

The victim was pushed to the ground and then punched in an incident at her home in Cardenden.

Jillian Livingston, 38, of McGregor Avenue, Lochgelly, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She previously admitted that on April 11, at an address in Cardenden, she assaulted a woman by pushing her, causing her to fall to the ground, and then punched her on the body to her injury.

Defence solicitor David McLaughlin said: “She means the complainer no ill will. They had been friends prior to this offence.

“She realises it was a terrible decision to make to go to someone’s house and do this.”

Sheriff Alastair Brown pointed out there were also youngsters present in the house at the time.

The sheriff warned Livingston that she would be heading for jail if she continued to offend.

He imposed a restriction of liberty order for 21 weeks.