SENDING abusive messages to an ex partner resulted in a Court appearance for Ballingry woman Michelle Waugh.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Waugh (33), of Ballingry Crescent, had earlier admitted sending text messages between August 19 and August 31 last year in which abusive remarks, threats of violence and threats to damage property were made.

Sheriff Charles Macnair placed Waugh on a Community Payback Order requiring her to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work within three months.