A WOMAN has appeared in court after a row in which she struck her partner over the head with a dog lead.

Geraldine Riley, 52, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on July 10 at South Avenue, Blairhall, she assaulted her partner by striking him on the head with a dog lead to his injury.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said: “The couple have been together for two years. They had gone to a public house and left after an argument.

“The argument continued when they went back to his home and he asked her to leave. She agreed to leave but said she would be taking her dog.”

There was a struggle and Riley, of Strathenry Place, Leslie, swung the dog lead above her head. It struck him on the forehead, causing a cut.

“The incident went on and she too was injured,” added the depute.

Defence solicitor Jenny Simpson said: “She accepted she hit him first.”

Sheriff John Rafferty deferred sentence for good behaviour until November 17.