A Lochgelly woman who carried out a brutal assault on another female in 2018 has still not paid the £750 compensation order she was ordered to make.

Now it has been decided that Cheryl Dryburgh does not have to make the full payment and instead will be put on a ‘tag’.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said his client was on benefits, was having difficulty making the payments and there was still £540 outstanding from the £750 penalty.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that the unpaid work imposed at sentencing had also been revoked.

The vicious assault took place almost three years ago.

Dryburgh, 38, of South Street, appeared back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She had admitted that on May 31, 2018, at Lumphinnans Road, Lochgelly, she assaulted a woman by seizing her by the hair and pulling her to the ground, all to her injury.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf had told the court previously: “At 11.50am, the complainer had stopped to use a cash machine. She felt her hair being pulled from behind, causing her to fall to the ground.

“She was then repeatedly kicked to the head and body by the accused. Another person intervened and stopped the assault.”

The victim was taken to hospital with concussion and had two teeth loosened by the assault.

After being detained by police, Dryburgh told them: “I wish I had done more to her.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair had told Dryburgh: “This was a wholly unprovoked and vicious assault on somebody going about their normal daily business.

“The injury sustained was significant and kicks to the head can have devastating consequences.”

He imposed a community payback order with two years’ supervision and 220 hours of unpaid work. Dryburgh was also ordered to pay £750 compensation.

Now, Sheriff Pino di Emidio has agreed to revoke the compensation and he imposed a 30-day restriction of liberty order instead.