TWO men have been sentenced for a violent disturbance in Cardenden.

Back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court were Reece Smith, 24, of Carden Castle Park, and Dean Torrance, 20, of Dundonald Park, both Cardenden.

Police were called to an incident after loud shouting was heard in the street.

Smith previously admitted that on July 2 at Cardenden Road, he resisted two police officers, struggled violently with them and lashed out with his arms and legs.

Torrance previously admitted he shouted, swore, brandished a hammer, struck a wall with it and committed a breach of the peace.

Torrance also admitted a separate charge that on May 26 he made threats of violence during a phone call to his former partner.

Depute fiscal, Azrah Yousaf, said that during the call Torrance had told his former partner: “I’ll stab you in the heart."

Torrance’s solicitor, Danielle Varela, said: “He has no explanation for leaving home with a hammer other than he had consumed alcohol and that often makes him act in a stupid manner.”

She added that he “regrets his ill-judged comments” to his ex-partner.

Sheriff Charles MacNair sentenced Smith to a community payback order with 75 hours of unpaid work.

Torrance was placed on a restriction of liberty order for six and a half months.