Williamson ‘deeply ashamed’

A SCALLOWAY woman has been banned from driving and told to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work for assaulting a woman who had begun a relationship with her ex-partner before driving whilst over three times the alcohol limit.

Leigha Williamson, of 5 Port Arthur, Scalloway, was disqualified for 16 months when she appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.


The 44 year old had previously admitted assaulting the woman on 27 April at an address on Scalloway’s Castle Street by repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and body.

At court on Wednesday, defence agent Tommy Allan said that Williamson had been on strong painkillers at the time following wrist surgery.

He suggested it was something that didn’t mix well with alcohol, while issues in her personal life also contributed to her behaviour.

The Scalloway woman, who has since lost her job, was “deeply ashamed and relieved nobody was hurt”, Allan added.

Sheriff Philip Mann told Williamson that her high alcohol levels “called for a substantial disqualification”.

She can reduce the period she is banned by four months upon completion of a drink-driving rehab course.