POLICE were called when a Cowdenbeath youth caused a disturbance at the family home.

Jason Sharp then threatened officers when they arrived and began struggling with them.

Sharp, 18, of Greenmount, has appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on June 19, at his home, he shouted, swore, blocked a door, prevented police officers gaining access to the house, made threats of violence repeatedly towards officers and threatened to cause damage.

He also admitted that he resisted four police officers, struggled with them and lashed out with his arms and legs at them.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf told the court that police had been called to the scene by Sharp’s mum at 8.50pm.

She had left the house because Sharp was in an intoxicated state, causing a commotion with his shouting and swearing.

“A neighbour then told her he had a knife. When officers looked through a window, the accused appeared to have a kitchen knife,” said the depute.

After police managed to gain entry to the house, Sharp struggled as he was being arrested, made threats of violence to officers and said he would set fire to their van.

Sheriff James MacDonald imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision and 80 hours of unpaid work.