A COWDENBEATH man who has not been turning up for unpaid work has been told that he must complete 30 hours in the next four weeks or face jail.

John Greechan, 30, of Blamey Crescent, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court for a review of his order.

Defence solicitor, Ian Beatson, said: "He is essentially working through the week and drinking at the weekends.

"He is seeing his counsellor for this and his GP.

"He does not consume alcohol through the week because he is a roofer."

Greechan previously admitted that on August 11, at his home address, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he acted in an aggressive manner, shouted, swore, challenged police officers to fight and charge towards them.

Sheriff Alastair Brown said: "If you can keep a full-time job you can do unpaid work.

"You are going to have to stop drinking and start working."

Greechan will reappear on March 16.