A WEE COUNTY woman could be jailed after being caught injecting herself in a park where children were playing.

The 28-year-old was seen with "an unknown object sticking into her groin area" in the incident in Greenfield Park, Alloa.

Children, aged 10, eight and two, were present in the park at the time, Falkirk Sheriff Court was told as the case was called on Thursday, November 11.

The incident happened on October 13, this year, it was stated.

The accused had also been seen by members of the public five days earlier, at a bus stop in Sauchie "standing there with her trousers pulled down to her ankles and a needle in her groin", the court heard.

The Clackmannan woman, who was arrested after the Greenfield Park incident, appeared by video link from Saughton Prison, Edinburgh.

She admitted breaching the peace during the incidents, and also recklessly endangering the public by discarding uncapped needles and "drug related paraphernalia" near to the entrance of Clackmannan Health Centre on October 10, 2021.

Solicitor Murray Aitken, defending, said: "She's had a drug difficulty for a long period of time."

Sheriff Christopher Shead deferred sentence for a drug treatment and testing assessment, and continued the woman's remand.

He said: "A custodial sentence may be inevitable, but it may be possible to contemplate a more constructive outcome."