Woman jailed after attacking three strangers on Sauchiehall Street while drunk

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Sauchiehall Street  Picture: Gordon Terris
Sauchiehall Street Picture: Gordon Terris

A WOMAN attacked three strangers on Sauchiehall Street.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how Michelle McLachlan carried out the unprovoked assaults around 5.30pm on May 13, 2020.

Depute fiscal Ryan Watson detailed how the 40-year-old was seen intoxicated on Sauchiehall Street.

She was shouting and swearing in another woman's face before swinging her fist.

This was seen by a passerby who attempted to intervene.

McLachlan, from Easterhouse, refused to move and swung a punch that connected with his head.

She then made off along Sauchiehall Street and the victim called the police who attended the scene and took a statement.

Meanwhile, McLachlan then assaulted another man further along the street by pushing him to the body and causing him to fall against the roller door of a shop.

Police became aware of this other incident and caught up with McLachlan, who was cautioned and charged by made no reply.

Her defence brief told the court: "She is a lady who has been in and out of court for years.

"She can go several months doing quite well and she is an intelligent lady."

The court was told that McLachlan had been engaging with a support service until the pandemic hit but then the service moved online and she lost contact with it because she had no internet access.

Sheriff Allan McKay sentenced her to 180 days in prison reduced from 200 days thanks to an early guilty plea.

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