A DUNFERMLINE woman appeared in court after committing a catalogue of offences.

Melanie Cockerill caused a disturbance in Dunfermline High Street by shouting, swearing and lashing out at passers-by.

She then sat down on a road blocking the way for traffic.

She assaulted police constables and when officers were called repeatedly to noise complaints from her home, she confronted them when half-naked.

Cockerill, 38, of Inchkeith Drive, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on June 13, at Guildhall Street, Dunfermline; Bruce Street, High Street and Kirkgate, all Dunfermline; she shouted, swore and behaved in an aggressive manner.

She also followed members of the public and lashed out at them with her arms and legs, sat on the road and obstructed traffic.

At Dunfermline police station that day, she assaulted a police officer by kicking him.

She also assaulted a second officer by attempting to bite her.

Cockerill further admitted that on September 7, at her home, she shouted, swore and acted in an aggressive manner.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that this offence occurred when police arrived at Cockerill’s for the third time on the same night because neighbours were complaining about loud noise.

When officers went into her house, Cockerill appeared from a bedroom “naked from the chest down” and told the police to “get to f***” before being arrested.

Sheriff Charles MacNair imposed two community payback orders with a total of 300 hours of unpaid work.