A MAN who threatened to kill a woman over noise complaints will be given a curfew when he moves out of homeless accommodation.

Alexander Campbell appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, September 27, after previously pleading guilty to a single charge of threatening and abusive behaviour.

The depute fiscal told the court that the accused was living in homeless accommodation at the time and a dispute had developed between him and a female resident.

At around 10.20am on April 12, an argument erupted between the pair within a gated section of the property.

The prosecutor said: "The accused threatened to kill her. This was seen and heard by reception staff who tried to intervene."

Campbell, however, refused to leave when asked to do so and continued his tirade by shouting and swearing at the complainer while also threatening her.

The 37-year-old eventually left after staff separated the pair. Police were then contacted and the accused was arrested.

Claire McCarron, defending Campbell, told the court that the dispute between the pair began after the accused made several complaints about noise the complainer was making.

Ms McCarron added that it led to this "aggressive argument" involving both of them.

The court also heard that Campbell is currently on methadone for various health issues and meets with the substance misuse service once a month to deal with his previous heroin addiction.

Campbell took umbrage to Sheriff Derek Reekie suggesting drug use led to this problem, before being told to stop "sitting shaking his head" and thinking he "knows everything".

The sheriff deferred the case for a period of three weeks to allow Campbell, of Hallpark, Sauchie, to move into a tenancy before a restriction of liberty order will be imposed.

Sheriff Reekie also made clear that this was not a good behaviour order.

The case will call again on October 18.