A TEENAGE girl left a female in Dunfermline town centre unconscious after she pushed her into a wall.

The victim was still in a state of unconsciousness when she was taken to hospital and suffered from loss of vision for several weeks after.

Chloe Mitchell was extremely drunk at the time of the incident and admitted that it was only by good fortune that it was nothing more serious she was being charged for.

Mitchell, 19, of Leishman Drive, Dunfermline, previously admitted that on October 14, at Lourenzos, St Margaret Street, Dunfermline, she assaulted a female and pushed her into a wall whereby she fell to the ground and was rendered unconscious, all to her injury.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia explained to Dunfermline Sheriff Court that Mitchell and the victim were not known to each other.

The complainer, her boyfriend and friends were on a night out at the time of the incident.

At around 1.30am, they went outside for a cigarette where Mitchell was standing.

Mr Kapadia said that some sort of incident has occurred then but no description of what happened was given.

Fifteen minutes later, the victim and her party were dancing when Mitchell approached the group.

Another untraced female tried to usher her away but the matter escalated quickly and everyone was asked to leave the premises by security staff.

The accused was then seen running at the complainer outside, knocking into a wall with force.

"A witness said it looked intentional," Mr Kapadia said.

The complainer was on the floor unconscious as a result and was making gargle-like noises, the court was told.

Security staff and a street pastor helped the victim and called the police.

The girl remained unconscious on the way to the hospital and a scan was carried out but it showed no concerns.

The victim was allowed to go home but medical staff were worried that she could suffer from loss of vision in her right eye permanently.

Subsequently, she was treated by the eye hospital and her sight returned to normal a few weeks later.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said: "Miss Mitchell accepts that it is nothing but good fortune that there was nothing more impacting.

"She is a first-time offender and she candidly revealed the levels of alcohol she had consumed.

"She accepts the incident could have been a lot worse.

"She is in employment and has the support of the family."

Sheriff Pino Di Emidio said: "Miss Mitchell, it is always a matter of regret to see someone who otherwise seems to be living a positive and blameless life involved in this situation.

"The victim was unconscious for some time, which led to a number of other difficulties."

The sheriff imposed 120 hours of unpaid work.