Audrey Stevenson, 46, of Linlithgow, Scotland, was arrested on the night of her wedding after she knocked her pal’s tooth out in a blazing row
A BRIDE has been fined £400 after she knocked one of her wedding guest’s teeth out because she thought the victim “made a move” on her new husband.
Audrey Stevenson, 46, of Linlithgow, Scotland, left former best friend Veronica Bannon needing cosmetic surgery after she grabbed her hair and smashed her face into a door.
Audrey Stevenson has been fined £400 after attacking her best pal at her wedding
The bride and her spouse Scott Allan missed their honeymoon flight to Mexico after they were arrested by police and jailed on their wedding night.
A court heard how council worker Stevenson attacked Bannon because she thought she had made a “romantic move” on the groom, reports the Falkirk Herald.
The 46-year-old initially denied the assault which took place at the Star and Garter Hotel in Linlithgow on July 28 last year but then changed her plea to guilty when the case was called to trial last month.
She agreed to pay the £400 fine in a four monthly instalments.
The jealous bride believed guest Veronica Bannon was making a ‘romantic move’ on her new husband
Stevenson and her spouse Scott Allan spent their wedding night in jail and missed their honeymoon flight to Mexico
The jealous bride claims her reputation has been ‘tarnished’ following the attack
Allan, 55, walked free from court after having his not guilty accepted.
Last month, the court was shown photographs of Bannon’s bruised face following the attack.
Prosecutor Katrine Craig said the assault happened at 1am in the hotel foyer when she saw her friend talking to Allan.
She said: “The accused was of the view that her friend was what’s described as ‘making a romantic move’ on her husband and engaged in an argument with her.
“She then seized the complainer by the hair and pushed her in the direction of a door which caused the complainer to strike her head off the door.”
Defending Stevenson, lawyer Darryl Lovie said the attack was out of character for his client – who has no previous convictions adding that her reputation has been “tarnished.”
He continued: “It’s really an offence committed in the heat of the moment in an emotionally charged situation and in a very specific context against a very unusual set of circumstances.”
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