A BALLINGRY woman was “full of drink” when she attacked her next door neighbour, who was also a good friend.

As a result, 37-year-old Linda Faulds, of Kirkland Avenue, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on July 22, in Kirkland Avenue, she assaulted a woman by punching her repeatedly to the face to her injury.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said the victim was Faulds’ next door neighbour and they had been good friends up to then.

They had been drinking together at the woman’s house. The woman was then invited to join another neighbour for a drink and Faulds felt she was “being given the brush-off”.

Later, Faulds attacked the woman. The depute said: “She jumped on top of her in the house and punched her several times.

“The complainer was bleeding heavily. The next morning, she called an ambulance because of the swelling to her eye.”

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “Both of them were full of drink and she’d been accused of stealing a key. She says she had something of a problem with alcohol at the time but is now off the drink.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry fined Faulds £420.