A TULLIBODY man who brandished a hammer during an altercation with family members ended up losing an eye after being assaulted.

James McKie, 59, of Northwood Road, appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, September 16.

He admitted that on January 30 last year at The Braes, Tullibody, he was in possession of an offensive weapon, a hammer.

He also shouted, swore and waved the hammer above his head.

He further admitted that on June 9 last year at Henderson Avenue, Alloa, he assaulted two police officers by kicking them.

Depute fiscal Katherine Fraser said witnesses saw McKie "waving the hammer above his head shouting obscenities" and challenging people to fight.

The second incident occurred after McKie had spent the night at his former partner's home and had been drinking.

The police had been contacted and was found in a bedroom where he became "irate and aggressive" before kicking out at the two officers.

Defence solicitor James Savage said his client had been severely assaulted following the first incident and had lost an eye as a result.

Sheriff Alison Michie imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.