AN ALEXANDRIA teenager carried out a violent assault on a 14-year-old girl in what a sheriff branded a “party cat-fight”.

Chloe Butcher, 19, kicked her victim on the head in the attack at a block of flats in Clydebank on August 3 last year.

Butcher, of Gaitskell Avenue, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on July 12 for sentencing after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing onto a charge of assaulting the girl in the common close at Dalmuir Court.

Sentence had been deferred from that hearing, on June 3, in order for the court to obtain a background report from social workers.

Fiscal depute Gemma McKechnie told the court that another teenager had also been involved in the attack, alongside Butcher, and that the incident had been captured on CCTV cameras.

The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment but did not suffer any injuries.

Butcher’s solicitor, Stephen McGuire, said: “The report reflects the fact that Miss Butcher has thought about what happened here and her hopes that she will not come before the court again.”

Sheriff John Hamilton said: “I heard the narrative in relation to the former co-accused. It was effectively a party cat-fight.”

Butcher was handed a community payback order under which she will have to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work within six months.

She was also placed under social workers’ supervision until July 2020.