A woman attacked a stranger with a bottle while on a bus journey has been spared a prison sentence.
Angelina Orlandini, 29, appeared yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court following an incident on April 1 last year at Aberdeen Bus Station.
The 29-year-old, from Leeds, admitted assaulting Lee Elin Brigitta Hellstrom by striking her on the head with a bottle.
She also admitted repeatedly punching her on the head.
Fiscal depute Jade Wong said: “The accused was onboard a Megabus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
“At about 3.20pm, when the bus arrived, the complainer leaned forward to get something from the floor.
“When she did this she felt a blow to the back of her head.
“She thought it was a bag falling from up above, but another witness observed that Orlandini had hit her with a bottle.
“Ms Hellstrom felt three more hits to the back of her head.
“She tried to leave the bus but felt like she was being grabbed.”
The court was told an off-duty police officer had also been on board and he had intervened, restraining Orlandini so the complainer and her partner could get away.
Ms Wong added that the women were unknown to each other at the time.
Sheriff Mungo Bovey said the “unprovoked attack to the head” could have resulted in a custodial sentence.
But he imposed an alternative, requiring Orlandini, of Malbourgh Grove, Leeds, to fulfil a year-long supervision requirement.