A Fife man who made threats of violence against a social worker has been jailed.
Wayne Fogarty was told by a sheriff that such behaviour would not be tolerated.
Fogarty had attended a meeting with social work staff about his community payback order – however, he was more interested in speaking to one of their colleagues about a child contact issue.
Fogarty then threatened violence against that social worker.
The 44-year-old, of South Street, Cowdenbeath, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He admitted that on February 19, at Fife Council, Edgar Street, Dunfermline he swore, acted aggressively and uttered threats of violence.
Depute fiscal Freya Anderson told the court that two social work staff were having a meeting with Fogarty about his community payback order.
“The accused was acting agitated. He seemed uninterested,” she added.
He asked to see another social worker who was involved in contact arrangements about a relative and was told he would not be able to meet that social worker.
The workers ended the meeting and when leaving, Fogarty said he knew the social worker’s home address and he would “attend there and sort things out himself”. Police were then contacted.
Defence solicitor Danielle Varela said: “He was abusing alcohol and was ‘not in a good place’”.
Sheriff Alastair Brown told him the court would not tolerate anyone abusing or making threats against social workers and jailed Fogarty for eight months.