A woman caught with a broomstick in Maybole who made violent threats and spat at police has been placed under supervision after her arrest.

Stephanie Tweedie, 31, admitted charges of threatening behaviour and assaulting police as well as carrying a weapon at Welltrees Street on July 1 last year.

She pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying an offensive weapon, namely a broom or similar object.

She also admitted shouting and swearing at police officers, while acting in an aggressive manner and making violent threats during the incident and while en route to Kilmarnock police station.

She also admitted spitting on two female police officers at the station.

When she appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court for sentencing, she was placed under social work supervision for two years as part of a community payback order.

Tweedie, whose address was previously listed as HMP Edinburgh on the Crown's indictment, will also have to undertake drug addiction treatment as part of a condition of the order.