LYING to police about being sexually assaulted resulted in supervision for a Sauchie resident last week.

Kelly Ferguson, 35, received the sentence at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, February 6.

She raised the false alarm during a 999 call late on January 2 of this year.

Prosecutor Susannah Hutchison said: "She indicated someone had pulled their trousers down and attempted to rape her.

"Police attended immediately [and found her] safe and well.

"She immediately stated to officers: 'I'm just concerned about my mum'.

"When asked whether she'd been sexually assaulted, she said: 'No, I just said someone pulled down my trousers for a response'.

"She continued to tell officers she was sorry, and she just wanted police to help her and make sure her mother was okay."

Little was said by Ferguson's solicitor, Kelly Howe, because Sheriff Craig Harris told her: "It's clear that at the time, she was a lady who was in need of a great deal of assistance and support.

"That remains the case."

He then required Ferguson, of The Knowe, to undergo supervision for one year.