A 37-YEAR-OLD man went to Dunfermline police station armed with a glass bottle, threatened violence and said he was going to smash the windows.

The incident resulted in Stewart Bernard appearing from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Bernard, of James Bank Hostel, James Street, Dunfermline, admitted that on August 1 at Dunfermline police station he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, brandishing a glass bottle, threatened to break windows, threatened police officers with violence and made sectarian remarks.

Looking at Bernard’s lengthy list of previous convictions, Sheriff Chris Shead said: “He seems to have quite a bad record.”

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said: “He seems to be suffering some sort of psychotic episode.

“He’s concerned that people are after him.

"He went to the police station to try to get himself arrested. They wouldn’t arrest him so then he behaved in such a way that they had to arrest him.

“He thinks people are after him. He thinks some police officers are after him so it’s quite strange that he went to the police station.

“Although he wanted to be arrested, he doesn’t want to be remanded in custody.”

Sheriff Shead called for reports and a psychiatric evaluation.

He told Bernard he would be remanded in custody “for your own benefit and the public’s benefit”. Bernard will be sentenced on August 29.