A 51-year-old woman smashed a window when she began banging on the door of a man in Alva.

The drunken disturbance was caused by Nicola Dawson, of Caroline Crescent, Alva.

She appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court and admitted that on January 19 at Coblecrook Place, she attended the home of a male.

She repeatedly struck the front door, shouted, acted aggressively and repeatedly struck his window, causing it to smash.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said the man was at home when he heard Dawson’s voice shouting outside between 6 and 7pm.

At around 9pm he heard her again and he saw she was under the influence of alcohol.

She began hitting his front door and caused a window to smash,

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said: “The man is a long-standing friend.”

Sheriff Garry Sutherland told Dawson: “On one view the most suitable thing would be to send you to jail.”

Instead, he imposed a community payback order with two years of supervision.