AN ALEXANDRIA man told a female neighbour she was “getting it” after confronting her at the front door of her home in the town.

Darren Gordon, 37, of Colquhoun Drive, threatened the woman with violence in the exchange earlier this year.

He also became aggressive towards police officers who were called out to investigate after the neighbour contacted emergency services.

The incident, which happened on June 27, was described when Gordon appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week after admitting a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour.

Fiscal depute Colin Wilson told a hearing on November 21: “The woman was at home with a six-year-old child when she heard knocking at the door.

“When she opened the door, Gordon was standing there, shouting and pointing at her.

“He shouted ‘people will be up here the night and you’re getting it – you don’t know know who you’re messing with’.

“Fearing for her safety, and for the safety of her child, she shut the door and contacted the police.

“Police attended one hour later and saw the accused in the common close.

“At 7pm that evening the accused was informed he was under arrest and was taken to Clydebank police office, where he also became aggressive towards police officers.”

Gordon’s defence lawyer, Scott Adair, told the court: “There is a bit of a background, which might explain as to why he behaved in the way he did.

“He has had a difficulty with this neighbour. He had come home and found damage to his front door, which had been scratched and had knife marks on it.

“There were also broken bottles in the common close.

“He reacted wrongly.

“He accepts that he made the comments that have been attributed to him.”

Sheriff Simon Pender decided to defer sentence until Wednesday, November 28, to allow Gordon’s lawyers time to consider whether to move for a “proof in mitigation” hearing before a final sentence is passed.

Gordon’s bail was continued until then.