A WOMAN who attacked shop staff in Dumbarton has been ordered to do 125 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Sharon Kemp, 52, of Bellsmyre Avenue, Dumbarton, previously pleaded guilty to an incident in McColls, in Lomond Drive, and to attacking her partner with a bottle months later.

Fiscal depute Meghan Glancey told Dumbarton Sheriff Court how Kemp was asked to leave the shop on May 14, 2018, because she had previously been barred.

Kemp shouted and swore, calling staff “f****** a***holes” as a struggle ensued with a female employee. Kemp then said, “I’m going to f****** kill you” and left.

When police arrested her, she said: “Yes, I made threats to her, but I was never going to follow through.”

On July 27, four months into a relationship, Kemp got into an argument with her partner.

She told him, “I’m going to f****** hit you with this bottle” and then struck him to the right side of the head.

Defence solicitor Tom Brown said his client had had an alcohol problem for many years and “she needs some assistance”.

Sheriff William Gallacher said: “It’s very clear you have a difficulty. Your behaviour is unacceptable.”

The Sheriff put Kemp on a community payback order for 15 months with supervision by social work, plus 125 hours of unpaid work within six months.