A serving Dundee-based police officer is set to stand trial over claims she threatened to kill another woman.
Paula-Jane Wales, 40, of Monifieth, is accused of threatening a woman at a property in the Angus town.
Wales appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court in connection with the incident — charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at an address on July 3.
A charge against her stated that her behaviour was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that she shouted, swore and acted aggressively.
Wales is accused of repeatedly striking and kicking a door, uttering threats of violence and uttering threats to kill Tracy Joan Christie, at the same address in Monifieth on the same date.
She denied the charge in court and will appear again on November 10 for an intermediate diet.
A trial date has been set for December 1.
Wales was previously based out of Longhaugh Police Station on the city’s Fintry Terrace.
Her work as an officer included foot patrols and crime prevention campaigns.
The Scottish Police Federation, which represents all ranks of officer below superintendent, confirmed it will be representing Wales during the court case.
A spokesman said: “We will be supporting our member as she goes through the court process.”
One man living near to where the alleged offence is said to have taken place confirmed seeing police in the street around the time.
Another female resident added: “I remember hearing some kind of disturbance going on outside but I was in bed at the time.
“I also recall police coming to my door to ask if I knew anything.
“This is normally a quiet area.”
Police Scotland have not responded to a request for comment.