A jealous ‘bridezilla’ spent her wedding night in prison after she viciously attacked her best friend at her reception.
Jealous Audrey Stevenson left Veronica Bannon with a badly bruised face and knocked one of the teeth out when she grabbed her by her hair and banged her head to a door.
Stevenson later accused her friend of ‘making a move’ on her new husband Scott Allan, but Veronica insisted she had been imploring him to take his drunk wife home following a row between the couple.
Yesterday, Stevenson was spared jail as she was fined £450 and ordered to pay her victim £400 compensation at Livingston Sheriff Court, the Daily Record reports.
Speaking after the sentence, mum-of-four Veronica, 45, of Linlithgow, said she was “devastated” by the sentence – which she claimed “doesn’t seem like a punishment”.
She said: “I cannot believe that’s all they’ve given her.
“I’m devastated. I can’t believe she’s done so much damage.
“It doesn’t seem like a punishment. I’m lost for words.
“I feel it’s important for everyone to understand the impact this vicious assault has had on me and my family.
“First of all, the facial damage. I was dragged then lifted off my feet.
“She looked possessed. It was the scariest thing that could happen from a supposed best friend.
“I’ve had to visit hospital on several occasions and may still need possible dental surgery.
“I’ve been so bad with anxiety. I find every day a struggle and I’ve not been able to get myself to all appointments for the dentist.
“I am on tablets for anxiety, sleeplessness and pain.”
Livingston Sheriff Court previously heard that Stevenson, 46, and Allan, 55, of Bo’ness, West Lothian, were arrested and spent their wedding night in separate cells after police were called to the reception at the Star and Garter Hotel.
They also missed their honeymoon flight to Mexico despite having paid for a second ceremony in the sun.