A BARRHEAD woman who attacked her friend after they fell out has dodged a prison sentence.

Stephanie Ross, 31, turned on the victim after going to the home of co-accused Alexandria Lang.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how the trio had a fallout but arranged to meet there in a bid to resolve matters.

However, a further argument took place, which led to Ross and 25-year-old Lang punching the victim on the face and body.

She was then pushed against a wall and forced to the ground before Lang pulled her hair and dragged her out of the common close.

The police were alerted and, when officers arrived at the scene, they noticed the victim had scratches and red marks on her face.

Officers soon traced Lang, who was cautioned and charged but claimed she had acted in self-defence.

Ross made no reply when she was cautioned and charged later.

The court heard the victim went to her GP after the attack and was advised she had suffered concussion but needed no further checks.

A lawyer representing Ross told Sheriff Valerie Mays that his client was "deeply ashamed" of her actions.

"She is very remorseful," he added. "She has treated the court process with the most seriousness.

"I would ask you to consider an alternative to custody. She has one previous road traffic matter and nothing else.

"Her mother, who stays above her, requires daily and sometimes hourly assistance.

"This has been hanging over her for a while. It's totally out of character and she is unlikely to appear in court in the future."

Sheriff Mays ordered Ross to carry out 108 hours of unpaid work as punishment for the offence, which took place in Cardonald on November 9, 2020.

Lang was ordered to wear an electronic tag and stay in her home between 9pm and 7am for a total of 108 days.