A MUSSELBURGH woman has been ordered to pay a woman £1,000 in compensation after breaking into her home and stealing a silver and gold ring.

Jennifer Boyle broke into the home in Tranent with another person, currently unknown to the authorities, and made off with the expensive jewellery.

The 34-year-old appeared in the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Tuesday, where she was ordered to pay the large sum in compensation following the theft in July last year.

Boyle, of Champigny Court, also admitted a charge of assaulting a woman by seizing her by the hair and dragging her along the floor at the Lidl supermarket at Newkirkgate in Edinburgh earlier this year.

Sheriff Peter McCormack was also told that Boyle was admitting a third offence of driving without due care and attention by driving onto the opposing carriageway and colliding with a vehicle on the Capital’s Dalkeith Road on November 24, 2019.

The sheriff added eight points on Boyle’s driving licence and admonished her on that charge. But she was then placed on a restriction of liberty order for the first two offences and will have to stay within her home address between 8pm and 6am for the 96 days.

Boyle admitted stealing the ring from an address at Baxter’s Gate, Tranent, on July 26 last year.

She also pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman at the Edinburgh shopping centre on January 10 this year and to driving without due care and attention on November 24, 2019.