A man has admitted demanding money from his mother while holding a knife.
Mukitur Rahman, 25, pled guilty to two charges of shouting and swearing at his mother, repeatedly demanding money from her, throwing items across the room and punching furnishings on October 23 and 25.
On one occasion he had a knife.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar said the knife was “credit card-sized”.
He added: “He didn’t brandish the knife but held it and stared at her.”
Defence agent John McLoone said his client was “ashamed of his actions”.
He added: “At that time he clearly had a difficulty with a drug problem.”
Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence on Rahman, of Froghall Avenue, until September.
He added: “How dare you treat your mother and your family like that.
“This is the woman who brought you into the world and you repay her by acting in this manner.
“You ought to be truly ashamed of yourself.”