The trial of a woman accused of snipping her boyfriend’s penis with a pair of scissors has been delayed for three months – to assess her “state of vulnerability” at the time she allegedly committed the offence.
Helen Smith is accused of grabbing her man’s member and cutting it with the household implements at their home in Cardenden, Fife.
The incident, which happened in August last year, is said to have left Smith’s partner, Stuart Cooper, hurt.
Smith, 48, faces a single charge which alleges that on 26th August she “did assault Stuart Cooper, your partner, and did seize his penis and cut same with scissors, to his injury”.
Smith, of Carden Castle Park, Cardenden, denies the allegation.
She was due to face trial today, but Dunfermline Sheriff Court was told that more time was needed to assess her state at the time, and at the time she gave a police interview.
A new date was set for trial, in May.
Woman accused of cutting boyfriend’s penis with scissors has trial delayed