Woman fined £200 over street fight in Hawick

Baker Street in Hawick.
Baker Street in Hawick.

A 20-year-old woman involved in a street fight in Hawick has been fined £200 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Shannon Rees pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing, making abusive and offensive comments and struggling violently with another woman in Baker Street, Hawick, on May 5.

She had been visiting from her home in Pontycymer, near Bridgend in Wales, when she got caught up in a dispute with someone she knew from her school days, the court heard.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said a 21-year-old had been on her way to a nightclub in the town when she heard her name being shouted.

He continued: “She then heard the accused refer to her as a bitch. She then went to ask why she called her that, and there was an altercation.”

The victim was struck to the left eye, leaving it swollen.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said: “It was a bit of a 50-50 and a coming together.”