A TORRYBURN woman told police officers that had come to check on her welfare that she would "batter" them in an abusive episode.

Rachel Gordon, 25, of Craigmore Gardens, Torryburn, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing.

She admitted previously that at her home address, on November 28, 2018, she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that she did repeatedly shout, swear and adopt an aggressive demeanour and utter threats of violence.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia explained that it was around 10.30pm on the evening in question when the accused rang the police saying she was "going off her head" and "feeling violent".

As a result, officers were requested to attend at Gordon's address to ensure her safety. They arrived at 11pm and saw the accused in the property.

Mr Kapadia said Gordon then started shouting and swearing at the officers, saying: "Get the f*** out", "I will batter you" and "Try and stop me, let's go for it".

She was told to desist but continued to shout and swear so was arrested.

Defence solicitor Selina Mackay explained that her client had previously been on a structured deferred sentence and that had now come to an end. She also said that Gordon had difficulties with alcohol.

Sheriff Alastair Brown said: "This girl needs supervision," before placing her on a community payback order with one-year supervision.