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Girl fined for fighting back at masked man
A TERRIFIED teenage girl has been fined £500 for knocking unconscious a masked stranger who stalked her home from a nightclub in what lawyers have called an "exceptional" case.
Claire Burleigh, 19, was pounced on by Sean Docherty, 43, as she was about to open the door of her Bathgate home, Livingston Sheriff Court heard yesterday.
Docherty had earlier been thrown out of the nightclub following a drunken argument.
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also the article went on to say that the masked attacker was not charged with any offense.
However, she went too far by continuing to kick her attacker on the head even after he was knocked unconscious.
Sheriff Donald Muirhead told Burleigh she was entitled to hit Docherty to protect herself. But he added: "You lost control. You kept on kicking him when there was no longer any need. In all the circumstances, it seems to me that I can deal with the matter by way of a financial penalty."
Yesterday at Livingston Sheriff Court it emerged the Crown had decided not to prosecute him - because he was so badly beaten. Read more: www.thescottishsun.co.uk...