A YOUNG woman threatened to kill cops before later claiming she had Covid and coughing at officers – after police found her drunk wearing only a swimsuit.

Amy Kilgour, 20, admitted two charges of assault as well as threatening or abusive behaviour after threatening to murder the cops’ children and ‘slit their throats’ when police checked on her welfare while found wearing a swimsuit in Joppa, Coylton back on July 24 last year.

The procurator fiscal depute told the court that Kilgour had entered no plea and been granted bail when she first faced the charges in court – before pleading guilty to three of the charges on the Crown’s indictment at her first diet.

He added: “Police witnesses saw the accused when attending the locus on other matters.

“They observed the accused, in only a swimsuit, intoxicated.

“When officers approached the accused to check all was in order, she said ‘get to f***’, ‘f*** off’, and ‘f*** off c***s’.

When she failed to desist she was arrested

She later added: “See you lot? I’ll slit your f***ing throats and kill your weans” and “see when you don’t have your uniform on, I’ll kill your families”.

She then added: “Get to f*** you rats.”

The fiscal depute added she then kicked a police witness.

She then shouted “Hahaha I’ve got f***ing Covid” before coughing directly in two officers’ faces

“She was held in custody. She was not formally charged due to her aggressive manner.”

Kilgour later told the police: “I don’t have f***ing Covid.”

At a sentencing hearing held at Ayr Sheriff Court last week, Kilgour’s solicitor, Graeme Cunninghame, urged Sheriff Shirley Foran not to send his client to prison – adding that Kilgour had found out she was pregnant shortly after the incident, and may have unknowingly been pregnant at the the time.

Mr Cunninghame said: “She is a 20 year old single female.

“She has used the words ‘abysmal’ and ‘disgraceful’ [to describe her behaviour].

“Police officers were doing their job. They issued her with an ASBO ticket then she continued with her behaviour. It simply went up a level.

“I’m asking you to step back from custody – no matter how disgraceful. Allow her to show she has changed.”

Sheriff Shirley Foran told Kilgour, of Macbeth Way, Kilmarnock, that her personal circumstances would allow her to step back from custody – but warned her: “This needs to be it.”

She was placed under social work supervision for 12 months as part of a community payback order and was instructed to complete 120 hours of unpaid work as a punishment.

Sheriff Foran added a conduct requirement to the order which requires Kilgour to continue engaging with the family nurse partnership.

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