A DISTURBANCE at a Cowdenbeath charity shop led to a woman making a death threat.

The incident began when Rebecca Neil saw her neighbour at the shop during a long-running dispute.

Neil, 32, of Dalbeath Crescent, Cowdenbeath, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She previously admitted that on August 28 last year, at the Marie Curie charity shop, High Street, Cowdenbeath, she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing and making threats of violence.

The court was told that volunteers at the shop saw Neil outside with a male and she began shouting.

Her threats included: “You’re both getting you heads kicked in”, “Next time you’re in a dark alley you’re going to get murdered,” and “Police phoning, grassing b*******”.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said that despite the locus of the disturbance this was a “neighbour dispute which has been going for some time”.

Sheriff James MacDonald was told that sentence had been deferred for six months for Neil to be of good behaviour.

After hearing there had been no further offending during that time he admonished Neil.