Methil man threatened police with violence

A Methil man who threatened police with violence, threw items at officers and struck the inside of a police vehicle has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 2:32 pm

Ian McAllister, of Barrie Street, appeared before Sheriff Kevin Veal at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

McAllister, 28, admitted that on March 19, 2021, at Barrie Street, Methil, Dunfermline Police Station and elsewhere, all in Fife, he conducted himself in a disorderly manner by shouting, swearing, throwing items towards police officers and nearby properties, threatened officers with violence, made offensive and threatening remarks and repeatedly struck the inside of a police vehicle.

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The case called recently at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court: “On the day in question police received an anonymous phone call in relation to the accused causing a disturbance. Officers attended.

"The accused told officers not to come anywhere near him. He started throwing his property towards officers and kicked his shoes off towards nearby houses.

"He was taken to Dunfermline Police station and continued to shout abuse towards officers and kicked and headbutted the side of the vehicle. He was cautioned and charged.”

McAllister’s defence lawyer said: “It was 10pm and my client had been drinking since earlier in that day.

"He has had treatment and reduced his frequency of alcohol consumption. He is disappointed to find himself back in court. He would be in a position to pay a fine or do unpaid work.”

Sheriff Veal sentenced McAllister to 150 hours unpaid work in the community, ordered him to undertake alcohol counselling and placed him under supervision for 18 months.

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