A heavily pregnant woman is facing the prospect of prison after stabbing a man in an Aberdeen flat.
Lauren Hogg carried out the attack at Shapinsay Square in Sheddocksley, leaving her victim with a two-inch cut and a broken rib.
The 22-year-old, who is expecting twins, pled guilty to the assault at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Hogg also admitted putting bloodstained clothes in the washing machine in a bid to cover up her involvement in the crime.
The court heard that the accused, along with others, had taken a taxi to the flat at around 4pm on Saturday, January 19.
Fiscal depute Colin Neilson said: “The driver said they had been drinking alcohol but were in good form.”
The group entered the block of flats and, shortly after, a neighbour heard a “commotion” with someone shouting phrases including “stop hitting him” as well as banging and the smashing of glass.
The man then rushed outside, asking the taxi driver to take him to hospital and saying he had been stabbed.
Meanwhile, Hogg apologised to the neighbour for the disturbance. She later told police she had carried out the attack to protect a female friend.
The court heard that someone had complained about there being “blood everywhere” on the ground floor of the flats after the incident.
Sheriff Andrew Miller deferred sentencing on Hogg, of Waulkmill Crescent, until next month to allow reports to be compiled.