Hostile woman must wait for court decision

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A woman who threatened a bar worker after being refused more alcohol, will have to wait until next month to be sentenced.

Samantha MacDonald, 35, of Pitch 1, Number 6, Ledaig Caravan Site, admitted threatening and abusive behaviour and will return to Oban Sheriff Court on February 13 this year for criminal justice and social work reports to be heard.

The court was told  how pub staff refused to serve MacDonald with more drink because of her conduct but she tried to buy more despite repeatedly being refused and was removed from the premises.

Procurator fiscal David Glancy said being refused triggered her hostility and she threatened a member of staff.

‘She was rude and constantly tried to return to the premises despite being repeatedly removed,’ he said.

When  outside she was banging on the pub windows, shouting and swearing until police arrested her.

A custodial sentence along with alternatives will be considered, said Sheriff Patrick Hughes.