Woman must pay for broken window, says sheriff

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A woman who broke a window at her boyfriend’s flat was ordered to pay the £200 repair bill.

Isla Smith, aged 39, of Flat 3, West Bay Flats, Oban, admitted damaging the window at her former partner’s home on May 29 last year by repeatedly striking it, when she appeared before Oban Sheriff Court last week.

Procurator fiscal James Dunbar said she was seen, and filmed, by witnesses on the night, picking up an item and smashing the window. They contacted the police. When the officers arrived at the flat in the Oban area, Smith was inside.

Defence agent Jane McLaren said that Smith and the man were no longer in a relationship. That day they had both been out drinking and he went home earlier.

When she arrived at his flat and got no reply Smith was worried something had happened to him, as he had been drinking heavily.

‘She was worried about him and she apologises for the damage to the window,’ said Ms McLaren.

‘This was a deeply regrettable incident,’ said the sheriff, who ordered Smith to pay the £200 repair bill to West Highland Housing Association.