An Angus man has been told he is heading for jail if offences against an ex-partner continue.
Ryan McLean, 22, of Townhead Road, Arbroath, received a one-year community payback order, including 130 hours unpaid work at Forfar Sheriff Court after admitting behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards his former partner at a house in the town’s East Union Street on August 10 last year.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond told the court the incident arose over a Facebook message the accused sent the girl about perfume and a jumper he had given her.
He then went to her house and starting shouted through the intercom. His ex-girlfriend then took the bottle of perfume out to him, but he followed her back into the block and the row continued with him shouting through the letter box of her flat.
He was then heard to shout at her: “You’ve ruined my life”.
Defence solicitor Lynne Sturrock said McLean is subject to another CPO and had completed a considerable number of hours of unpaid work.
Sheriff Pino Di Emidio told McLean: “This is a matter made more serious by the fact it follows on from another analogous offence.
“The court is rapidly going to get to the point where it feels that there is no alternative but to put you in jail.
“I want to make it absolutely clear to you that this is an alternative to prison in this case.”