A TROUBLED woman has been remanded in custody after telling a sheriff he was “talking s**t”.

The 24-year-old accused made the comment while in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, February 13.

Last month, she appeared in the same court and made no plea in relation to six charges: three of vandalism, one of reckless conduct, and two others of threatening or abusive behaviour.

The offences were all said to have taken place in Alloa between November 16 last year, and January 21 of this year.

During her last court appearance, concerns had been raised as to whether she may have been suffering from a mental disorder.

Sheriff Craig Harris made an order for her to be taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital so her mental state could be assessed.

And in court last week, her solicitor, Robert Smith, said: “The psychiatric report available indicates she shouldn’t be detained, and is able to provide instructions.

“I have instructions to plead not guilty, and would also seek her liberation on bail.”

Sheriff Harris then said she would be released on bail ahead of the trial, and asked her if she would obey the conditions.

However, she bluntly replied: “Nut.”

The sheriff then said: “That’s fine; you will be remanded in custody.”

But after a brief conversation with Mr Smith, Sheriff Harris said he was prepared to give her one more chance to be released.

But when he asked her once more whether she would accept the conditions, she shouted: “No, because they’re all lies, and you’re talking s**t and you’re no' a real judge.”

The woman, of no fixed abode, was then remanded in custody until the trial date.