A Barrhead mum who left a woman with a serious spinal injury after using her car to plough into the victim is facing a lengthy prison sentence.

Alix McIntyre, 25, targeted Jacqueline Prentice following an earlier "dispute" between them on the day of the attack.

Miss Prentice was at her mother's home when she spotted McIntyre driving past in a Volkswagen Golf.

The High Court in Glasgow was told there was then a "shouting match" in the street after the victim left the flat.

McIntyre initially drove off but later returned and headed straight for Miss Prentice.

Prosecutor Lorraine Glancy KC told the court: "She continued to drive at her, pinning her against a wall.

"Miss Prentice was left pinned by the front of the car and her body was across the front.

"The Volkswagen reversed off at speed, coming into contact with one of the parked cars before driving off."

Neighbours helped the victim after the incident, which took place in the Pollok area of Glasgow on November 26, 2020.

Miss Prentice was then rushed to hospital, where it was found she had suffered a "significant" spinal injury, as well as a punctured lung.

She needed surgery and was only able to leave hospital around a fortnight later.

The court heard that Miss Prentice still has impaired mobility and continues to use walking sticks.

First offender McIntyre pled guilty to assaulting Miss Prentice to her severe injury, permanent impairment and disfigurement, as well as to the danger of her life.

Paul Nelson KC, defending, asked for McIntyre to remain on bail pending a sentencing hearing, adding that his client cared for her parents.

Judge Lord Arthurson told McIntyre: "You can rest assured that you will be receiving a significant custodial sentence.

"You will be going to prison but I am prepared in the special circumstances to continue your bail meantime."

McIntyre will be sentenced in Edinburgh on April 4.