AN ALLOA woman has denied going on a violent rampage in the town while carrying a knife late last year.

The 48-year-old, of Harris Court, pleaded not guilty to four charges at Stirling Sheriff Court on Wednesday, July 10.

The first charge alleges she assaulted her partner or ex-partner, brandished a knife and lunged at him, demanded he follow her and made violent threats towards him.

She is also accused of destroying property belonging to another by striking the tyres of a motor vehicle with a knife.

It is further alleged that she was in possession of a knife while in a public place, without a reasonable excuse or lawful authority.

And the final charge accuses her of behaving in a threatening manner by barricading herself inside a property, threatening to set fire to said property while activating a lighter, brandishing a knife and refusing to desist when requested by police.

All the offences were said to have been committed in Alloa on October 20 last year.

Sheriff Simon Collins QC continued the case to a further first diet, which will commence next month.