A LOCHGELLY man threatened to kill his brother with a knife in a dispute over a debt.

Craig Vause brandished the knife when his brother turned up at his door looking for £100 owed to him.

Vause, 41, of Grainger Street, went on trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court following an incident in his street on August 21.

He was found guilty of a charge that he shouted, swore, acted aggressively and repeatedly made threats, all while brandishing a knife.

Vause was also convicted of charges that he was unlawfully in possession of a knife and a wooden stick.

Christopher Vause, 35, told the court he had driven to his brother’s home with a friend.

As he walked towards the door to the close, he saw his brother coming out with a knife.

“It was a Rambo knife, five to six inches long with a serrated blade. I pushed the door shut and pushed my back against it.

“He was shouting obscenities saying: ‘I’m going to f****** kill you’.”

The witness said his brother went back into his home but then came back out brandishing a piece of wood before police were called.

Sheriff Derek Livingston imposed a community payback order on Vause with 100 hours of unpaid work and a £400 fine.