A woman has been tagged after assaulting a shop worker in a dispute over a bottle of Lambirini.

Eliza Murdoch of Jean Armour Drive, Mauchline, pleaded guilty to the offences in Ayr Sheriff Court last week while on bail from two previous offences.

The 33-year-old attended the Smartbuy shop on Hughfield road where she demanded a bottle of Lambrini free of charge and that she would pay later.

The procurator fiscal told the court that Miss Murdoch then became aggressive when the female shop worker refused to serve her the alcohol without payment.

After refusal a second time, Miss Murdoch was seen to pace up and down the shop floor before lunging and grabbing the cashier.

She continued her aggression by shouting ‘S**t’ and ‘H**e’ before another customer intervened to try and stop the confrontation.

The accused held the shop workers hair, scratched her face and refused to let go before eventually giving in.

Mr Glenn Davis, representing Miss Murdoch explained: “She is disgusted at her behaviour and has recognised her problem with alcohol.

“She knows she has to get a grip quickly or there will be no way back.”

Sheriff John Montgomery said: “There is no doubt to the gravity of this and past offences and a custodial sentence would be merited.

“You have taken steps to address your addiction and I need to take that into consideration.”

Murdoch was tagged for 60 days in which she is not allowed to leave her home during the hours of 7pm and 7am. She was also issued to complete 150 hours of unpaid work that must be completed within six months.

An eighteen-month supervision order was also put in place with alcohol addiction help.