A ROSYTH mum who assaulted a woman at a Halloween party has been fined.

Emma McAuliffe, 36, of Selvage Street, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

She had previously admitted that on October 28 last year, at a house in Selvage Street, she assaulted a woman by seizing her by the hair, pulling her by the hair an punching her on the head repeatedly.

She also behaved in a threatening manner by acting in an aggressive manner, shouting, swearing and uttering offensive remarks repeatedly towards the woman.

Solicitor Stephen Morrison said McAuliffe's five-year-old child had been at a Halloween party and her former partner, the father of the child, and his new partner were present.

"When she went to retrieve her son, the ex-partner refused to return the five-year-old boy," he said. "She attempted to have her son returned to her and on the last occasion behaved in the manner outlined."

Sheriff Derek Reekie fined McAuliffe a sum of £300. He told her: "To act in this way, whatever the frustration, is totally unacceptable."