A FAMILY meeting to discuss the care of a Dunfermline woman in her 80s ended in her grandson shouting abuse at her and brandishing a chair.

The gran was “terrified” by the incident, Dunfermline Sheriff Court was told.

In the dock was Alistair Brown, 34, of Mackie Place, Dunfermline.

He admitted that on October 26 last year, at a house in Dunfermline, he acted in an aggressive manner towards his gran, then aged 84, shouted, swore, picked up a wooden chair and brandished it, placing her in a state of fear and alarm for her safety.

He also admitted that on December 3, at Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, he breached a bail condition not to approach or contact his gran.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said that Brown became irate during a family meeting to discuss a care plan for his gran.

She went on: “He began calling her a cow and a bitch before lifting up a wooden chair. He appeared to be enraged and his grandmother was described as being terrified.”

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said: “At this time, family tensions were running high. They met to discuss the care (of the complainer) and there were a lot of raised voices.

“There was no agreement over a clear and uniform way to proceed and he accepts he lost his temper.”

She said the breach of bail occurred when her client was one of four people who visited his gran in hospital. When challenged by nursing staff, Brown admitted he should not be there and left.

Sheriff James Macdonald described Brown’s behaviour as “unpleasant” and fined him £350.