A young woman who assaulted her mum in the street is to be sentenced next month.  

Nicole Allison appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court last week and pled guilty to one charge of assault.  

The 19-year-old, of Girvan’s Chestnut Drive, repeatedly slapped her mother on the head and pulled her hair.  

Procurator Fiscal Cath White told the court that police were on patrol in Girvan on July 8 when they saw Allison and her mum at the junction on Motehill Road.  

They then observed the teenager strike her mother on the face before grabbing her by the hair.   

Defending Allison at court, solicitor Quinton Muir said that his client was currently subject to a Community Payback Order and asked Sheriff Carole Cunninghame to allow that to continue with supervision to allow Allison “to continue to change her behaviour”.  

Mr Muir also said that Allison had been drinking on the date of the offence and that she “doesn’t remember speaking to the police”.  

Sheriff Cunninghame deferred sentence until October 30 for a Criminal Justice Social Work Report. 

The sheriff warned Allison: “You have a number of difficulties and you need to take this on board because if you don’t you might be looking at a custodial sentence.”