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Engagement ring led to Kyle of Lochalsh flashpoint, court is told

By Ali Morrison

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A Kyle of Lochalsh woman who struck her ex boyfriend with a knife after he produced an engagement ring has been placed on community service and a non-harassment order.

Dolly McIntyre (26) of Rowan Brae, Plock Road admitted assaulting her ex to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement outside her house on April 21.

Sheriff Gary Aitken was told by depute fiscal Roderick Urquhart the couple had been in an on-off relationship for three to four years and they had been separated for six months prior to the incident.

Both had been outside her house in in the company of other people drinking.

At some point Mr Urquhart said the victim produced an engagement ring."It did not entirely have the desired effect."

He said McIntyre got angry, there was an argument and she went into the kitchen, picked up a vegetable knife with a one- to two-inch blade, and struck him on the chest.

Laura-Jane McFarlane, defebce, said McIntyre had little recollection of the incident.

A background report was in positive terms and she was receiving the help of addiction services.

Sheriff Aitken placed her on a year's supervision with a non-harassment order and impose 130 hours of unpaid work.

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