A TULLIBODY woman unleashed a series of “nasty and serious threats" towards a woman in the street, a court has heard.

Tammy Riddock admitted a single breach of the peace charge which was committed on February 12 of this year.

She pleaded guilty when she appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Monday, June 4.

Fiscal depute Susannah Hutchison said that at around 12.45pm on the date in question, the complainer was on Alloa High Street with her husband and two kids.

She was then approached outside Betfred by Riddock, who was in her car.

Ms Hutchison continued: “She [Riddock] rolled down her window and asked the complainer what she had told the police.”

The accused proceeded to tell the complainer that there would be “people waiting outside court” for her.

Before driving off, Riddock told the complainer: “If I wasn’t in the car with my bairns I would jump out and rip your face off.

“Do you think going to the police help? You will get this for the rest of your life.”

She was subsequently traced and arrested.

Kelly Howe, representing the 27-year-old, told the court that there was clearly a background to this case.

Ms Howe said there was a Justice of the Peace case coming up in August involving both the accused and complainer.

Sheriff Derek Reekie, after hearing this, told Ms Howe her client was lucky not be facing other charges with that in mind.

The court also heard that Riddock does not have a significant record, suggesting this was “out of character”.

Sheriff Reekie told Riddock, of Dovecot Road, that these were “nasty and serious threats, regardless of the background”.

Sentencing was deferred for the submission of criminal justice social work reports, with the case to recall on July 5.