Musselburgh mum assaulted her pregnant daughter

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A mother dragged her daughter across a room by the hair – even though the teenager was five months pregnant.

Elizabeth Sorley erupted in anger during a family drinking session and pulled Shannon McKay by the hair, before biting the girl’s boyfriend Ryan Laing on the arm.

Ms McKay and Mr Laing locked themselves in a bathroom for protection.

Mr Laing also needed to attend hospital to receive injections protecting him from hepatitis and tetanus.

Sorley, of 96 MacBeth Moir Avenue, Musselburgh, admitted the two assaults during an appearance at Haddington Sheriff Court on Wednesday last week.

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