A DISPUTE over driving a car resulted in a violent attack on a woman by someone she had “treated as a niece”.

Nicole Rogers, 23, of Admiralty Road, Rosyth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on May 5, at Ben Lomond View, Oakley, she assaulted a woman by seizing her by the hair, pulled her along stairs, repeatedly punched her on the head, caused her to fall to the ground and repeatedly kicked her, all to her injury.

She also admitted that on the same day in John Stuart Gait, Oakley, she drove a car without insurance.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said: “The complainer is a good friend of the accused’s mother and has treated the accused like a niece all of her life.”

On the day of the offence, Rogers had gone to the woman’s house demanding to be given the car keys.

“The woman was confused because she knew Rogers was not insured to drive the car,” added the depute.

The incident turned violent when Rogers grabbed the woman by the hair and pulled her down stairs. She then punched her on the head several times.

The victim was knocked over and kicked in the ribs when she was on the ground.

Police were called and “found the victim hysterical and crying,” added the depute.

Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and sentence was deferred until December 13. A temporary driving ban was imposed.