Woman's cheek punctured by stiletto in Bathgate street attack

A woman has admitted punching a hole in another woman's cheek with a stiletto-heel in a West Lothian street attack.

Lynn Paterson said she had taken off her high heels because her feet were sore during a night out and claimed she had not meant to use them as a weapon.

The attack took place in George Street, Bathgate, on 29 September last year.

At Livingston Sheriff Court, Paterson, 29, pled guilty to assaulting Jodie Hendrie. Sentencing was deferred for background reports.

Paterson, from Bathgate, admitted striking Ms Hendrie on the face to her injury and permanent disfigurement while holding a high-heeled shoe.

The court was told that Ms Hendrie had been scarred for life.

Sheriff Susan Craig said: "She wasn't using shoes as a weapon but they were in her hand when she went to assault Ms Hendrie."

The case was adjourned until 27 March for a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment.

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