A 42-YEAR-OLD man made threats to a couple while carrying a screwdriver before assaulting another woman.

Darren Clyde, 42, formerly of Canon Lynch Court, Dunfermline, and now of Sinclair Drive, Cowdenbeath, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He previously admitted offences that took place on November 28 at Canon Lynch Court.

He behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by attending at an address there uninvited, repeatedly struck the door and made threats of violence towards the complainers while in possession of a screwdriver.

Clyde also assaulted a woman at a neighbouring address in the same street by attending at her house uninvited, pushing her on the body, causing her to fall backwards and brandishing a screwdriver at her head.

Clyde spent a period on remand following the incident.

Defence solicitor John Bain said: “He’s given up his tenancy at Canon Lynch Court. He recognises he has a drink problem. His period on remand was a sobering experience for him.

“He’s very remorseful and very, very ashamed of what he did on the night in question.”

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a community payback order with 12 months’ supervision and 125 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered Clyde to pay £200 compensation to the woman he assaulted.