Woman smashed up Larbert hotel with fire extinguisher
A woman who had travelled up from England to be with her dying mother lost the plot in a hotel and smashed walls with a fire extinguisher.
Anne-Marie Hyland appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday, having pleaded guilty to vandalism, damaging a fire alarm call point and repeatedly smashing a fire extinguisher against walls in the Premier Inn, Glenbervie, Larbert on November 21 last year.
She also admitted recklessly throwing items and smashing a window at a premises in High Street, Bonnybridge on November 11, 2020.
She had turned up for court back in January, but was supposedly in no fit state to appear in the dock in front of Sheriff Derek Livingston, who proceeded to defer sentence on her for a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment.
At the time, Gordon Addison, defence solicitor, told the court: “She is present in the building but she’s not with us if you know what I mean.”
Yesterday, Mr Addison told the court Hyland had moved up from England to live in the Falkirk area because her mother was dying.
He added: “She came north for her mum, but her mum then died and she had to fend for herself.”
Sheriff Richard Macfarlane said: “It looks like there has been a complete meltdown for her in November and December last year.”
He placed Hyland, of no fixed abode, on a structured deferred sentence for six months with a review of the order calling on May 20.