Two mothers arranged a fight via Facebook and brawled outside a school after dropping off their children, a court heard yesterday.And, because it was near Dunblane, this little wrinkle is especially apt:
Joanna McVey, 25, and Lorraine Couper, 30, fought near Dunblane Primary School after the online dispute.
Couper warned McVey that she should bring an AK47 assault rifle with her for the fight./facepalm
And, of course, the usual chav reason for the disagreement (or, given it’s Scotland, the usual ned reason):
The dispute apparently started after a falling out over who should have been invited to a party McVey had hosted.Lovely…
In court yesterday, Emma Whyte, prosecuting, said: ‘On the evening of 13 December, Miss Couper was at home using the internet to access a social networking site….*sigh*
… ‘The accused was on the same site at her home. A text conversation took place in relation to a party the accused was having. The complainer was angry the accused didn’t invite a mutual friend and the conversation became heated.Well, since they were both going to be at the school at the same time, why not?
‘The next day, the accused challenged the complainer to a fight and said, “Come on, then. We’ll sort this out now. Square go”. The complainer advised the accused she would not fight there but would elsewhere. A short time later, the accused approached Miss Couper and they engaged in a fight.’
Frazer McCready, defending, said: ‘This involved two women who should have known better and started with name calling over the internet on Facebook.
‘My client took her child to the school and met up with the complainer and it all spilled over.I wish I couldn’t believe it…
‘When my client was interviewed by police, she said, “It was a square go, which she wanted. She was the one with the chain and I’m the one with the sore face. I don’t believe I got involved in this”.’
Mr McCready said Couper had also been charged by police, ‘but for some reason The Crown decided not to proceed against her’.That’ll teach them.
Sheriff William Gilchrist fined McVey £190.