A DRUNK woman caused a disturbance in a local shop at lunch-time when she was not allowed to buy more alcohol.

Billie McLean shouted at staff before stealing a bottle of wine.

McLean, 33, of Denfield Avenue, Cardenden, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on November 13, at Londis, Dundonald Park, Cardenden, she stole a bottle of wine.

She also admitted that she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, acted aggressively and shouted repeatedly.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said:, “The accused entered the shop at 12.30pm to acquire some wine. She was seen to be intoxicated and picked up a bottle of wine.

“She went to the counter with it but was refused service because of her intoxication.”

When told she was not being served, McLean replied initially: “You better give me the wine” then walked out of the shop with the £8.90 bottle without paying.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client could not recall the incident.

Sheriff Charles MacNair told McLean: “You were acting in a very aggressive manner to a person who was doing their job. Indeed, if they had served you, they would have been committing a criminal offence. They were quite right not to serve you.”

Last year, McLean appeared in the dock for a violent assault on a woman in Cardenden.

The sheriff told her: “You are coming very, very close to a custodial sentence.”

He imposed a community payback order with two years’ supervision.