A FURIOUS argument between a married Tranent couple has ended with a woman being ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community.

Suzanne Kennedy and her husband were involved in a heated exchange at their home when he was forced to call in the police.

And when officers arrived at the home at the town’s Sandee, Kennedy became abusive towards them and also shouted threats of violence towards her spouse.

The 45-year-old appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Friday where she pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on June 24 this year.

Fiscal Anna Robertson told the court that the couple had been married for more than 20 years and had an adult daughter.

Ms Robertson said police were called to the family home by Kennedy’s partner following the row between the couple.

While she was being taken away by officers, Kennedy was heard calling her husband “a grassing ****” and “ a snakey ****”. She also shouted to a police constable that he was “a gay boy” and told the officers that they “had better lock me up or I will come back and knock **** out of him [her partner]”.

Defending solicitor Richard Soutar said his client had become embroiled in “a furious argument” with her husband due to her taking medication for rheumatoid arthritis.

Mr Soutar also said that “both she and her husband are not shrinking violets and both stood their ground” during the bust-up.

The lawyer added that Kennedy had been prescribed painkillers, blood cleaners and anti-depressants which had combined to “impact on her behaviour”.

Sheriff Wendy Sheehan ordered Kennedy to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Kennedy admitted to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting abuse and swearing at police officers and threatening her partner with violence at Sandee, Tranent, on June 24 this year.