A WOMAN has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work for threatening to “rip the face off” someone who would be giving evidence against her.

Tammy Riddock appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court for sentencing on Thursday, July 5, after previously pleading guilty to the charge.

Sheriff Simon Collins queried why the case was a breach of the peace rather than intimidating a witness, with the prosecutor replying that he could bear that in mind when sentencing.

The court heard from fiscal depute Susannah Hutchison previously that at around 12.45pm on February 12, 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, the 27-year-old 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.

Sheriff Collins sentenced Riddock, of Dovecoat Road, Tullibody, to 120 hours of unpaid work and nine months of supervision.