A MAN who alarmed neighbours when they saw him in the street with a sword has now been admonished.

Jason King, 48, now of Craigleith Avenue in Inverkeithing, had been placed on a structured deferred sentence previously for the incident.

He had admitted previously that on September 9 last year, at Melville Street, Lochgelly, he had an article with a blade, namely a sword, without reasonable excuse or lawful authority.

King later claimed his plan was to sell the sword to get money to buy drugs and take an overdose. He had taken the item to a friend’s house to sell it but he was not at home.

At an earlier appearance, the court was told that King had been seen walking about the street and going to someone’s door, while carrying the weapon at around 4pm.

Police were called and found King with the sword, telling him to drop it.

At Wednesday's appearance at Dunfermline Sheriff Court, defence agent Aime Allan said the 12-week structured deferred sentence had been an "opportunity" for her client.

"He has engaged with a number of different services and has been engaging well with all these services," she said. "He has abstained from drug misuse for 10 months.

"He has moved himself away from the area he was previously living in and is extremely motivated to continue on the current positive trajectory.

"The significant changes he has made in his life should not be overlooked."

Sheriff Charles McNair told King: "As another sheriff continued this for the structured deferred sentence and as you have complied with that, you are admonished."