A 39-YEAR-OLD Cardenden man brandished a bricklayer’s tool after his parents went into his bedroom and asked him to make less noise.

The incident resulted in Mark Abel appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Abel, of Lomond View, admitted that on October 14, he shouted, swore and acted aggressively towards his parents, brandishing a bricklayer’s tool.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Abel had gone back to live with his parents after splitting up with his partner.

On the day of the offence, he had started drinking in the morning and carried on throughout the day.

At 8pm, he was “in his bedroom making lots of noise,” added the depute.

“There were various attempts made by his parents to calm him down but he told them to ‘f*** off’,” she went on.

Eventually, the parents opened his door in another attempt to make him keep the noise down.

At this point, Abel picked up a works tool and brandished it, again telling his parents to “f*** off”.

They called the police and told officers their son had an alcohol problem.

Defence solicitor James McMackin said: “He is mortified at his behaviour and accepts he has a problem with alcohol. He apologised profusely to his parents.”

Sheriff Charles Macnair fined Abel £420.