A SHERIFF has jailed a Lochore man saying his engagement with a community payback order was "nothing short of lamentable".

Ryan Knowles breached his order when he turned up late to a supervision appointment.

A disagreement with staff took place and he shouted threats of violence.

Knowles appeared for sentencing after being remanded on January 7.

Knowles, 26, of Lochleven Road, Lochore, previously admitted that on December 6, 2017, at Fife Council, High Street, Cowdenbeath, he did behave in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did repeatedly shout, swear and utter threats of violence and did commit this while on bail.

Defence solicitor, Roshni Joshi, said that this was a second breach of the order and Knowles knew that this put him in a difficult position.

"But his time in custody has served him well," Ms Joshi said.

"He has been through a detox programme and he is appearing in a much better fashion today than January 7.

"It is clear that his efforts have been fruitful.

"This is the first time that he has been drug free since 2017."

Sheriff James Mcdonald said: "The history of your engagement on this CPO is nothing short of lamentable.

"I have no hesitation saying this it must be revoked.

"You have a substantial record and there is no alternative to imprisonment."

Knowles was jailed for five months backdated from January 7.