A MOTHER was ordered not to see her kids without supervision after allegedly grabbing her small girl by her hair and throwing her across a garden.

The accused woman plead not guilty to one charge of assaulting the child aged eight last month when she appeared before Ayr Sheriff Court.

The woman, who currently lives in a town in North Ayrshire, is alleged to have assaulted the girl in South Ayrshire last year.

Court paper’s state the mother – who can’t be identified for legal reasons to protect the identity of the alleged victim – attacked the girl during an incident at their home between June 1 and October 1 2020.

Prosecutors allege that she seized hold of the child by the hair and propelled her across the garden.

Sheriff Siobhan Connelly said she “assumed there is active social work involvement”, with the accused’s defence solicitor confirming “they are very well aware of proceedings”.

She was told to attend court on the date the case is to call, not to interfere with any witnesses or do anything to obstruct the case and must not do anything that can cause distress or alarm to any witnesses.

She was also subject to the condition that she must not approach or contact any of her children unless this is done while under supervision.

Sheriff Connolly added: “Any breach and you will be brought back and it will be treated very seriously.”

The woman will return to Ayr Sheriff Court at a later date.

Any information on allegations of criminality can be reported to Police Scotland on 101 – in an emergency always dial 999.