A CLACKMANNAN woman grabbed a knife and made threats when police officers were in her home.

Lauren Douglas, 25, of Castle Street, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, April 21.

She admitted that on March 23, at her home, she acted aggressively, shouted, swore, brandished a knife and made threats of violence.

Depute fiscal Susannah Hutchison said that police had been called to Douglas' home at 3pm to deal with an unrelated matter.

The officers were taking a statement from her in the living room when she suddenly lunged forward and grabbed a knife with a six-inch blade which had been lying on the floor nearby.

She was holding the knife at head height and shouting: "I'll f****** get him."

Officers pushed her back and the knife was taken from her.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said: "She had been taking cocaine with a male, a fairly unpleasant individual known to me and the courts. He had taken money from her at knifepoint and left.

"That's what caused her to be upset when the police attended."

Sheriff Eric Brown imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.