A TULLIBODY man, with a lengthy record, has appeared at court for "atrocious behaviour" towards police on Hogmanay.

In the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court was 32-year-old Ryan Rennie, of Carseview.

He admitted that on December 31, at his home, he shouted, swore, acted aggressively, challenged police officers to fight, repeatedly made threats of violence and made offensive remarks.

He also resisted two police officers, tensed his body, thrashed his arms and legs and attempted to move away from them.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said police had been called to the house in a call at 9.27am.

Rennie was immediately aggressive towards the officers saying: "This my house, I'm not going anywhere."

He ranted: "I'll f****** kick you up and down the house. Get to f*** out of the house."

Put in a police vehicle, he shouted: "I'll punch whoever gets in this car. Polis are scummy b*******. You'll need the army to get me out."

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said: "His explanation is that it was drink-related and his lengthy record is also drink-related.

"It's an unenviable record and his comments were an utter disgrace."

Sheriff Garry Sutherland told Rennie: "This was atrocious behaviour".

He added that the offence would have merited a jail term but said: "I'm going to give you a chance of a community sentence."

He imposed a community payback order with 130 hours of unpaid work.