A 49-YEAR-OLD woman reacted badly when police officers turned up at her door and tried to speak to her.

Karlene Wood ended up being arrested after lashing out at the officers in Cowdenbeath.

Wood, 49, now of Commissioner Street, Crieff, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on April 30 last year, at Rosehill Crescent, Cowdenbeath, she acted aggressively, shouted, swore and repeatedly made threats to kill police officers.

She also admitted she assaulted a police constable by attempting to punch her on the head and attempted to kick her on the body.

The court was told that officers went to speak to Wood about another matter and found her sitting at the front door.

She started shouting “F*** off” at the officers before they could tell her why they were there.

She then tried to punch one of the officers on the face but did not make contact.

As she was handcuffed, she was kicking out and shouting: “I’m going to kill you.”

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said her client was a first offender and was “extremely embarrassed to find herself before the court”.

She went on: “She had been consuming alcohol and her actions were extremely out of character.”

Sheriff Linda Smith told Wood: “This is a very sad state of affairs at your age, getting yourself into trouble when police officers were only trying to do their job.”

She ordered Wood to pay £250 compensation to the charity, the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund.