A beautician attacked a woman after she was told had been found in a compromising position in a pub toilet with her boyfriend.
Danielle Murphy, from Tormitchell in Scotland, assaulted her victim after heading to the boozer to confront her boyfriend.
After the assault, the 28- year-old told her “you should expect this every time you see me”.
Depute fiscal Andrew Lazzarin told Ayr Sherrif Court. the victim was left with bruises to her arms, legs and face after the incident.
Murphy was later traced by the police where she admitted to officers: “I did assault her by punches but not kicking”, the Daily Record reports .
Solicitor John Gallagher said: “There’s perhaps more to it than that.
“Danielle Murphy was at home and she received a phone call; she was given information that the complainer and her partner had been caught in a very compromising position in the bathroom.
“She went there with the intention of confronting her partner about that.
“She spoke to him and at that point he denied that situation.
“As a consequence she then sought out the complainer to see if she could get the truth.
“Unfortunately her suspicions were indeed well founded.”
Mr Gallagher added Murphy’s actions were “certainly out of character”.
Murphy originally represented herself at an earlier hearing where she pleaded guilty to a fuller charge.
She told Sheriff Montgomery: “I was told by the police that if I pleaded guilty I would get a fine.”
But Sheriff Montgomery urged Murphy to seek legal advice after telling her “we don’t do pleas of convenience.”
At the sentencing hearing last Wednesday, Mr Gallagher told Sheriff Mhari Mactaggart: “She has accepted her guilt throughout but the kicking was always denied by her.
“She appeared in court by herself and pled guilty to the charge in its entirety.
“But sheriff Montgomery was unsatisfied by that so the plea was withdrawn.
“There have been no difficulties between her and the complainer since, nor will there be. She’s in a position to disclose a financial penalty.”
Sheriff Mactaggart told Murphy: “Whatever the background is, you’ve accepted your guilt of assaulting this lady and in any circumstance I have to mark that.”
Murphy was fined £300.