Mother of two admits assaulting rival in Moray Council HQ

Assault took place at Moray Council's HQ
Assault took place at Moray Council’s HQ

A MOTHER OF two carried a long running feud into the doors of Moray Council’s HQ where she assaulted a rival – and ended up having to answer for her anger a few doors away at Elgin Sheriff Court.

Margaret Reid arrived at the Elgin High Street HQ building on November 16 and launched an attack on Danielle Farrar.

The court was told that Reid entered the building at around 2pm, shouting and swearing before approaching her victim. Fiscal Kevin Corrins said that Reid pulled Ms Farrar from the seat she was on and threw her against a pillar at the entrance.

He added: “When Ms Farrar was on the ground the accused punched her on the head and body. Witnesses, who were mainly Moray Council staff, intervened and managed to stop Reid.”

The police were called and Ms Farrar had to be taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital.

Reid admitted the assault with defence solicitor Brent Lockie explaining her actions were out of character, adding that they were the result of an ongoing family dispute where “emotions have been running very high”.

Mr Lockie told the court his client was upset after hearing that Ms Farrar was “going to give her a doing”.  Reid, from Elgin, was fined £200 which she was allowed to pay at £20 a week.