AN AUCHINLECK woman who shot two children with a BB gun has found herself back in court – this time for stealing from a Cumnock supermarket.

Anne Carson, now 44, was convicted in 2019 of shooting two Auchinleck Academy pupils with the weapon, later accusing them of bullying.

Carson, of Peden Drive, appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court last week to admit a charge of stealing food from the Farmfoods store on Cumnock’s Townhead Street on August 22 last year.

Carson’s co-accused, Amanda Milligan, pleaded guilty to the same charge.

And the 37-year-old, of Old Avenue, Auchinleck, also admitted a second accusation – this time of assaulting a member of staff at the shop by pushing him on the body during the same incident.

Sentence on both was deferred until a later date for social work reports and assessments for a ‘restriction of liberty order’.

The Chronicle previously reported how Carson had targeted the two Auchinleck Academy pupils with the BB gun in May 2018 because she believed staff at the school were not dealing properly with her bullying concerns.

In January 2023 Carson was spared prison after she admitted setting her dog on police officers who had turned up at her home 12 months earlier and told her they were there to conduct a search.

For both of those offences she was spared prison, instead being told to do unpaid work for the BB gun incident and being put on an electronic tag for the 2022 offence.