A 28-year-old man has been jailed for causing a drunken disturbance towards a neighbour and brandishing a knife at police officers.

Aivis Rumpis, of High Street, Tillicoultry, proved to be far from the perfect host after inviting the woman to join him for a drink in his home.

Rumpis appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court by video-link from prison having been on remand since December 14.

He is originally from Latvia and a translator was in court to assist him over the link.

He admitted that on May 5 at his home he shouted, swore, acted aggressively and threw a chair.

On May 6, he shouted, swore, acted aggressively and brandished a knife at police officers.

He also resisted police officers and refused to walk.

Defence solicitor Ruairidh Hood said Rumpis and a friend had been drinking heavily and he invited a female to neighbour to join them.

“He later became tired of her company and asked her to leave,” he went on. “After this his recollection of events deteriorates and he can’t remember what happened.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Rumpis: “This happened because of extreme drunkenness but that is no excuse. Your intoxication led you to commit an act of aggression towards your neighbour such that she called the police.

“The police officers were doing their job when you lunged for a knife and brandished it at them.”

Rumpis was jailed for 120 days.