AN ALLOA woman with an “appalling” record started a disturbance in the presence of a young child.

Alana Searle, of Rose Street, was intoxicated when she made threats, shouted and swore, during the incident which also saw her kick the front door.

Searle, 35, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court via video-link from prison.

She admitted that on August 11 at Glenochil View, Long Row, Menstrie, she attended uninvited, repeatedly shouted and swore, uttered offensive remarks, made threats of violence, kicked the front door and struck a window.

Depute fiscal Susannah Hutchison said had gone to the house at around 4pm hoping to see her adoptive parents.

They were not at home but Searle started a disturbance while the couple’s daughter was there with her seven-year-old son.

Searle appeared to be under the influence of something as her speech was slurred, her eyes glazed and she was unsteady on her feet.

She shouted: “I’m going to smash your f****** c*** in.” The woman locked the door which was then kicked by Searle who was also banging on a window.

Defence solicitor Robert Smith conceded his client has an “appalling record”.

On that day she had consuming Valium and she has “ongoing difficulties with her mental health,” he added.

Sheriff Craig Harris jailed Searle for 96 days and noted had previously been involved in a similar disturbance with another family member.

The sheriff told Searle: "You’re prepared to commit offence after offence and on this occasion in the presence of a seven-year-old child.”