A ROSYTH man has been jailed for making threats of violence against police officers.

Craig Thomson, 22, of Torridon Lane, “reacted badly” to being arrested after a drinking session, leading to an appearance from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on February 14, at Abel Place, Dunfermline, also at Dunfermline police station and the journey between in a police vehicle, he acted in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing and making threats of violence.

His comments included threats to rape relatives, “I’ll cut your throat” and “I’ll burn your house down with your kids in it”, depute fiscal Dev Kapadia told the court.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said: “A significant amount of alcohol had been consumed. His partner had fallen over and banged her head. He reacted badly to being arrested. He is apologetic.”

Sheriff James MacDonald noted it was Thomson’s fourth conviction in the past year. He jailed him for four-and-a-half months.