A Tillicoultry man caused disruption in a medical practice by shouting and swearing at staff.

Christopher McAra became “irate” after being told he could not have an appointment with a doctor.

McAra, 35, of Chapelle Crescent, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that on June 2 at Tillicoultry Health Centre, Park Street, he shouted, swore, acted aggressively towards three employees, demanded to see a doctor and refused to leave when asked to do so.

Depute fiscal Sarah Smith said that at around 3.30pm McAra had gone into the medical practice demanding to see a doctor.

He said he had fallen, hurting his back and was demanding painkillers.

He was told by the receptionists that there were no appointments available that day and “became irate, shouting at members of staff”, added the depute.

A panic button was pressed to alert all staff of the situation.

McAra then saw a doctor and followed him into his room. He was told to go back to the reception area but McAra continued to shout and swear, saying he would not leave.

However, when he heard police sirens, McAra changed his mind and quickly exited the building before being caught by officers.

Sheriff Garry Sutherland told McAra: “You caused an awful lot of disruption to people at their work trying to help the public.”

He imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.