STAFF were threatened by a woman during a disturbance at a Dunfermline town centre store.

The incident occurred when Emma Jackson was told by shop workers she was banned from Poundworld.

She became aggressive and started ranting that she would smash their faces in.

Jackson, 24, of Fodbank View, Dunfermline, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She previously admitted that on November 1, at Poundworld, High Street, she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing at staff and threatening them with violence.

Depute fiscal Jennifer Graham told the court that two workers saw Jackson in the store and were aware she was banned from there.

“She was asked to leave but started shouting at staff. She was saying: ‘This is a f****** joke,’” added the depute.

Jackson then told staff she would “smash your face in” and “I’m going to get you all”.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: “She had been in the store on a previous occasion and a person she was with was accused of shoplifting.

“She felt put out that she was lumped in with that person and she reacted in a poor way.

“There is a background of mental health difficulties and she accepts her behaviour was totally inappropriate. She’s had difficulties in the past with anger management.”

Sheriff Pino di Emidio commented: “This was an unpleasant incident.” He imposed a community payback order with one year’s supervision and 60 hours of unpaid work.