A 42-year-old “enjoying the views” during a walk on a country path became involved in a disturbance with police officers.

As a result, John Kane, of no fixed abode, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court by video-link from prison.

He admitted that on November 23 on a cycle path between Fishcross and Devonside, he shouted, swore, repeatedly made offensive remarks and threats of violence to police officers.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said that at 2.45pm police tracked down Kane after a call from the public about him acting strangely.

Kane started shouting and swearing at the officers, and threatened them.

Defence solicitor Ken Dalling said: “He regrets his behaviour towards the officers. Members of the public had contacted the police but he was keeping himself to himself, enjoying the view.

“He says he was just going about his business and this would not have happened if he’d been left alone.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland jailed Kane for two months backdated to November 24.