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Police hunting bottle attack girl

Lauren Hasell
Image caption Lauren Hasell admitted to the attack in May

A teenager who bottled a football coach is being hunted by police after failing to turn up for her sentencing.

Lauren Hasell, 17, attacked Michael Jolley with a bottle after he had sex with a 15-year-old girl at a party.

Hassell, from Dunblane, pleaded guilty last month to the assault and sentencing had been deferred.

Mr Jolley quit his job as a coach at Falkirk Football Club's youth academy last year after admitting having unlawful intercourse with the girl.

The 32-year-old has now moved to England.

Stirling Sheriff Court was told that Mr Jolley - who was also head coach of the performance football squad at Stirling University - met the underage girl at a nightclub in the city last summer.

Afterwards Mr Jolley and some friends invited several girls, including Hasell and the 15-year-old, back to a party at his then rented flat, in Stirling's Albert Place.

At the party Mr Jolley was seen having sex in his bedroom with the 15-year-old.

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Afterwards, the 15-year-old girl was found by her friends in the bathroom "in a distressed state", so all the girls decided to leave.

Later, they returned to the flat to confront Mr Jolley about what he had done.

Lindsey Brooks, prosecuting, said that there had been an "altercation" and Hasell raised a bottle she was carrying and used it "like a club", beating Mr Jolley twice on the head.

The blows left him only bruised, as his skin remained unbroken.

Mr Jolley called police, and Hasell was arrested. When the background to the incident emerged, Mr Jolley was arrested too.

Hassell's sentencing was deferred for a social background report and a restriction of liberty order assessment.

An assessment of the teenager's suitability to perform community service as a possible alternative to a jail sentence had also been ordered.

Her solicitor, Harry Couchlin, said she had "failed to co-operate" with social workers in the preparation of the background reports.

A warrant for her arrest was issued by Sheriff Paul Arthurson.

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