A TILLICOULTRY man who battered his neighbours' front door with a hammer has been fined £200 for his actions.

James Crawford appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday after being given six months to be of good behaviour, which he had been, according to the fiscal depute.

The charge stated that Crawford, of High Street, behaved in a threatening or abusive manner on October 21, 2017, at Primrose Place, Tillicoultry, by shouting, swearing, making threats and kicking and hitting the door with a hammer.

A second charge of being in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer, was dropped by prosecutors.

Sheriff David Mackie sentenced the 47-year-old to a £200 fine.

Crawford has previously been in trouble with authorities. In 2014, the Advertiser reported that he was to face a trial after he pleaded not guilty to threatening police officers.

In 2015, he was fined £535 after police found nine cannabis plants inside his home.

He stated that it was “cheaper to grow it” and that it was for his own personal use.