Dundee mum punched man and her daughter slapped cop the following day

Barbara and Cheryl Johnstone
Barbara and Cheryl Johnstone

A mother and daughter who admitted assault charges have been spared jail.

Barbara Johnstone
Cheryl Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone, 53, of Hilltown Court, admitted an amended charge of assaulting Ronald Maundrell on November 12 last year, at Hilltown Court.

She admitted repeatedly punching him on the head while holding a set of keys, to his injury.

Her daughter Cheryl Johnstone, 33, also of Hilltown Court, admitted that on November 13 last year, at Hilltown Court, she assaulted PC Shaunni Morris by slapping her.

A plea of not guilty to also assaulting Mr Maundrell on November 12 at the same place was accepted by the Crown.

Dundee Sheriff Court was told Cheryl Johnstone had been drinking with Mr Maundrell and he had made comments about her daughter which had upset her.

She told her mother, and when Barbara Johnstone confronted Mr Maundrell she struck and injured him in the assault.

After police were called Cheryl Johnstone slapped the officer on the head.

Sheriff John Rafferty placed Cheryl Johnstone on a six-month restriction of liberty order, to remain in her home between the hours of 7pm-6am and under supervision on a community payback order for nine months.

He placed Barbara Johnstone on a community payback order with 150 hours of unpaid work.

Both sentences were imposed as a direct alternative to custody, he told the women.