A HOUSEBREAKER who left her victim too terrified to return to her own home says she has been suspended from her job after details of her crime came to light.

Thug Lynn McNicol admitted she ‘kicked in the door’ of an Alexandria property on June 29 before helping herself to items including clothes, shoes, a handbag, and children’s toys.

After hearing details of the case, a sheriff warned her: “It was in my mind to send you to prison, however there is an alternative available.”

McNicol, 34, was spared prison time, but was sentenced to 250 hours of unpaid work for her part in the crime – which, according to a hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on October 1, has left the householder unable to return home as she is “too scared”.

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Her partner in crime, Ashley Mundie, 30, was jailed for 19 months because of her past criminal record.

Following our report, McNicol, who was said in court to be a domestic worker for the NHS, contacted us to claim she had been suspended.

She told the Reporter: “I have been suspended because they seen your big juicy story but I won’t get my job back, don’t even know if I want it.

“Just to let you know I’m suing yous. Yous have wrecked my life, I have lost my job because of the garbage you [print]. Gony get ma lawyer, take you lot to the cleaners. Scum.”

McNicol, of Whiteford Avenue in Dumbarton, then said it was the “first time I’ve been in trouble in my life”, despite her own lawyer admitting in court last week that her client had a ‘very limited’ criminal record.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said they had no record of McNicol’s name on their payroll.

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