A Tillicoultry man became involved in a disturbance with family members after he had been drinking on Hogmanay.

Chrstopher McAra, 35, of Chapelle Crescent, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court by video-link from prison.

He admitted that on December 31 at an address in Tillicoultry, he assaulted a woman, attempted to punch her on the head and grabbed her.

He damaged a Jeep Renegade by striking it and throwing stones at it.

He failed to disclose to police officers that he was in possession of an uncapped needle before he was searched.

He attended at the premises uninvited, entered it, acted aggressively, shouted, swore, made offensive comments and threats to damage property then engaged in a fight with a man.

Defence solicitor Robert Smith said: “He had taken drink and ended up arguing with his brother.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie, jailing McAra for 180 days, told him: “You have a record of offending and on this occasion the incident involved family members.”