A 35-YEAR-OLD man who caused a disturbance in Lochgelly had a lock-knife when police arrested him.

Gary Martin phoned police to claim he had property stolen and threatened to take action to recover it.

Martin, a prisoner at Perth, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on July 23, at Lumphinnans Road, Lochgelly, in a phone call to Police Scotland, he repeatedly threatened to enter an address to recover property and then, while holding a large rock, threatened to smash a window.

He also admitted he was unlawfully in possession of a lock-knife.

Depute fiscal Claire Bremner told the court that Martin had phoned the police at 5.40pm complaining that he was outside a house in Lochgelly and claimed there was property previously stolen from him inside that address.

He was later found by officers with a knife in his possession and drinking wine from a bottle.

“He was agitated and said the knife didn’t belong to him,” added the depute.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client had kept himself out of trouble for a decade before this incident.

“He does not have a clear memory of what happened,” she added.

Sheriff Alastair Brown deferred sentence for reports until December 4. He granted bail and Martin said he would be going back to live at his father’s home in Glasgow until then.