A ROSYTH woman attacked two complete strangers who were returning to Fife by train after a night out in Edinburgh.

The violence on two females was carried out by 24-year-old Megan Taylor, of Grampian Road, Rosyth.

She was acting with another person when committing both attacks.

Taylor appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on October 19 last year, during a train journey between North Queensferry and Inverkeithing, she assaulted a female by punching her on the head and body, pulling her hair, all to her injury.

She also assaulted a second female, again by punching and kicking her on the head and body, pulling her hair, all to her injury.

Defence solicitor Elaine Buist said: “It seems that when she’s taken excess alcohol, she struggles to control her emotions and behaviour. Otherwise, she comes across as a pleasant young person.”

Sheriff Susan Duff recalled that the victims had been attacked after enjoying a night out in Edinburgh.

She commented: “This was a bad attack on two strangers and a shocking end to what had been a good night for your victims.”

The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 212 hours of unpaid work. Taylor was also ordered to pay £200 each in compensation to the two victims.