A MOTHER-of-two who admitted assaulting two females in the queue of a Chinese takeaway has been ordered to pay a total of £350 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Leigh Loughrie, 35, of Queens Drive, Hawick, pleaded guilty to the assaults which happened in the High Street premises on February 3.

She pulled the head down of one woman and kicked her on the legs to her injury while she grabbed the other by the hair and pulled her head down.

Depute fiscal Erin Illand said the incident started at around quarter past one in the morning as people queued for takeaway food.

She explained how Loughrie got involved in a dispute with a man while one of the women was on her mobile phone.

When she finished the call Loughrie said to her she (the victim) knew fine she was not speaking to her.

Ms Illand said: "The accused then lunged at the witness and continued to lash out at her.

"She grabbed hold of her and also the other witness and they were falling about in the waiting area of the Chinese takeaway.

"Others tried to intervene but due to the violent nature of the accused could not separate them.

"Eventually they were separated by two large males and the accused left."

The fiscal said that on February 22 Loughrie was cautioned and charged by police.

She made no reply to the first assault charge but for the second charge she said: "I apologise to the two lasses and take full responsibility for my actions."

Defence lawyer Ed Hulme said: "She had been out with as group of friends and due to the consumption of alcohol she had no recollection of what had happened.

"However she has been told by friends what happened.

"She seems to have picked up someone the wrong way in the Chinese Restaurant and things escalated from there."

The two victims were said to have suffered soreness and bruising.

Sheriff Peter Paterson fined her a total of £200 for the assaults and ordered Loughrie to pay £75 compensation to each of her two victims.