Inverness businesswoman is jailed for assault

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A BUSINESSWOMAN who launched a glass attack that left a woman at a city charity bash scarred has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

Deborah Morren (54) had previously pleaded guilty to assaulting Gail MacDonald to her severe injury.

She  wept and pleaded "No, don’t, please" as sentence was passed at Inverness Sheriff Court today.

Sheriff Margaret Neilson rejected calls to deal with the first offender by way of a sentence of unpaid work saying that while she accepted the offence was out of character it was of "such gravity" that imprisonment was the only option.

The court had…